Napa Sheriff IDs Man Shot by Officers

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    The Napa County Sheriff's Office has identified a man who was shot  by a Napa Special Investigations Bureau agent on Tuesday night as 37-year-old  Pablo Ramirez.

    Ramirez, who was shot once in the upper chest, was taken to Queen  of the Valley Medical Center and is expected to survive, sheriff's Capt.  Tracey Stuart said.

    Ramirez, believed to be from Napa, was wanted on a no-bail warrant  for violating his probation for an assault-with-a-deadly-weapon conviction,  she said.

    He was one of three men who were in a vehicle that was under  surveillance by narcotics agents in a parking lot off of Gasser Drive east of  Soscol Avenue in Napa when the shooting happened around 8:10 p.m., Napa  police said.

    Narcotics agents approached the car and held the occupants at  gunpoint, police said. Stuart said the agents were dressed in plain clothes  but were wearing mesh vests with the word "POLICE" on them.

    When Ramirez exited the car from the front passenger seat, he got  into an altercation with one of the narcotics agents and the agent shot him  once in the chest, Stuart said.

    Stuart described the injury as "pretty serious," but she said the  sheriff's office was told Ramirez should recover.

    The agent who shot Ramirez has been placed on paid administrative  leave, Stuart said.

    The driver of the car was arrested on a warrant, and the other  passenger in the car was released, Stuart said.