Two Vallejo Officers Survive Coffee Shop Ambush From Suspect Armed With Rifle

Two Vallejo officers survived an ambush in Starbucks.

Two Vallejo officers survived an ambush in Starbucks.

Two Vallejo Officers Survive Coffee Shop Ambush From Suspect Armed With Rifle

Vallejo, CA – A suspect with a rifle ambushed two Vallejo police officers inside a coffee shop Sunday night. Both officer’s survived the attack.

Two officers said they were inside the Starbucks located at Lincoln Road West when they observed a man swing open the door and point a long-rifle directly at them in what is believed to have been an ambush style attack. Police described the rifle as having what appeared to be a “high capacity drum.”

Officers said the suspect’s weapon appeared to malfunction during his initial attempt to shoot them. The officers, fearing for their lives, pulled their own weapons, but did not immediately fire.

The suspect began wrestling with the rifle, as if he was still intent on firing on the officers, before he fled on foot. Both officers began chasing the suspect due to the continued threat the man posed to the public. The chase continued through a busy area off of I-80 next to a gas station where a second encounter occurred between the suspect and the officers.

Police said the chase ended at Magazine and Sheridan Street when officers, fearing for their lives, shot the suspect three times. The suspect was taken to the hospital with what was reported as being life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses reported hearing multiple gun shots in the area at the time of the shooting.

Vallejo police said they will provide a statement later with more information on this officer involved shooting.

These officers are very fortunate to have survived this attack. Every time an officer puts on a uniform they are faced with a very real threat to their personal safety. Fortunately, these brave heroes made it out alive.

Anti-police rhetoric continues to be the trendy-norm of entitled and misinformed groups of social hand-wringers. Meanwhile, police continue to face very real threats posed by fringes who are motivated by the misinformation spread by these “activists.”

This latest attack could have ended up much worse. In 2009 four Lakewood, WA officers were ambushed and murdered while on coffee break in a coffee shop. It’s a miracle that the Vallejo officers were not injured in this attack.

  • Kservatius

    Glad the officers are unhurt.

  • Satan

    Can never get these to share

  • retired1996

    They should have smoked him the first they saw a weapon pointed at them…

  • LucienCordier

    Am I seeing a stovepipe? Anyway, I’m glad he had such a poorly maintained weapon.*349/vallejogun.jpg

  • Robert Travis

    ThAnk God the Officers are alright. Now comes the critique from anti-police groups saying once the suspect fled , he no longer posed a threat. If the Officers had not chased him, they would not have been in harms way and it would not have been necessary to shoot him. Just wait and see if that argument doesn’t come up.

    • AJ

      Sadly, you’re probably right.

  • Vjoresident

    VPD is currupt.I have witnessed officers plotting and targeting victims that appear easy prey. The perp was more than likely someone they’d roughed up and just got tired of the bs. VPD fabricates stories all of the time, they’re known for it here. Then they tell the stories to the local media outlets personally so they can appear in a positive light. It’s both ironic and unfortunate that the kids that look at them as heros will be their next target. This opinion doesnt apply to the entire department because there are still a few good officers left but unfortunately they are out numbered by the sick dirty cops that prey on local residents.

    • RDH

      Mr. Travis, meet Exhibit A

      • Vjoresident

        All residents of a poor town are considered exhibit A which is why they are targeted. If you live in Vallejo, you are exhibit A as well so nice to meet you! ????I’m thankful no one lost their life but I wont overlook the fact that the quality of some of our officers is terrible and people are starting to do crazy things as a result. It is what it is. We are all living in our last days and by WE I mean Exhibits A through Z… And I’m sure you fit in there somewhere so stay humble and open your eyes. It’s real out here, people are dying by the hands of corruption and people with no hope are pulling these dangerous stunts and its so sad.

        Do not tag me in any other messages, I’m not interested in being your target supply for controversy. The truth is the truth and thank GOD everyone is still breathing at this point.

        Good Day

  • Robert Travis

    I knew it wouldn’t take long. Let me introduce Exhibit A. It is an autopsy photo of a suspect that pointed a rifle at two police officers………

  • TimeforaCulling

    Abort the Clintons November 8th.