Alameda County

CHP Officers Uninjured After Being Shot at in the East Bay, Suspect in Custody

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Two California Highway Patrol officers were not injured when someone shot at their vehicle in the East Bay early Sunday morning, according to the CHP.

CHP officers have arrested an 18-year-old Los Angeles man on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.

Shortly after 2 a.m. someone fired seven shots at a CHP patrol car near the southbound Interstate Highway 880 Lewelling Boulevard offramp. Officials said the shots were fired from a black Mercedes van. Officers later found a Mercedes Sprinter and detained the three males inside, one of whom was just 14 years old.

Several guns were found inside the van. The suspect arrested for assault has been identified as Ethan Escobedo.

The CHP is asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact them.

The incident comes after several high-profile attacks against local law enforcement, including the deaths of Santa Cruz Sheriff's Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller last week, and federal Officer Dave Patrick Underwood in Oakland under two weeks earlier. Other law enforcement officials were wounded in both attacks.

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