A man who was present during a Suisun City shooting that injured a child inside a home Sunday is the suspect who pointed an assault-style rifle at two Vallejo police officers hours later, police confirmed Monday.
The Vallejo officer-involved shooting suspect, identified as 41-year-old Adam Powell, fled a Suisun City home, which is located in the 1000 block of Canary Court, after his 2-year-old son, Adonis, suffered a gunshot wound, Suisun City police commander Andrew White said.
First responders arrived at the residence shortly after 3:30 p.m. and immediately rushed the boy, who is currently listed in critical condition, to a trauma center, according to White.
After conducting a preliminary investigation and talking with those on hand, police did not locate a gun in the house and determined that the shooting appeared to be accidental, but they are not ruling out other potential causes at this time.
Breauna Bowers helped raise her brother Adonis.
"He's just the best little boy you can imagine," she said. "He is like my best friend."
Police were also alerted that a person of interest, later identified to be Powell, left the home before authorities arrived. Police tried to locate Powell, but were unsuccessful.
Powell was later found in Vallejo after he pointed a gun at two police officers sitting inside a Starbucks. Powell tried to open fire, but his gun malfunctioned. He proceeded to flee once again, leading police on a brief foot chase. Powell attempted to fire in the direction of the police officers once more, prompting the law enforcement personnel to take defensive action and shoot him three times, police said.
Powell, who has a criminal past, is currently listed in critical, but stable condition, police said. Bowers says she thinks Powell was trying to commit suicide by cop.
Luis Patino, spokesperson for the California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, said Powell was first sentenced to CDCR from Solano County on Oct. 25, 1993 on two counts of second-degree robbery. He was sentenced to three years for each count.
Powell was against admitted to CDCR from Solano County on Jan. 22, 2004 on three counts of second-degree robbery, a second strike. Powell was paroled on March 6, 2011 for having served his full term.
Authorities with the Suisun City and Vallejo Police Departments along with the Solano County Sheriff's office are actively investigating both shootings.