Man shoots at deputies in Stockton, then flees area

1:46 PM, Nov 27, 2011   |    comments
Jousha Hoyopattubbi
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STOCKTON, CA - The San Joaquin Sheriff's Department searches for a parolee-at-large who shot at deputies during a car and foot chase.

Jousha Hoyopattubbi, 32, was seen leaving a convenience store driving erratically early morning Saturday near Country Club and Interstate 5, Deputy Dave B. Konecny said.

Deputies followed Hoyopattubbi onto southbound Highway 99, where his vehicle hit the center median.

Konecny said when deputies turned on their siren to conduct a traffic stop, Hoyopattubbi shot at the deputies across all three lanes, lost control of the vehicle and stopped facing the wrong way at the on-ramp of Mount Diablo.

As deputies approached the vehicle, the driver fled the vehicle on foot. Konecny said deputies were able to catch up with Hoyopattubi, who resisted arrest, shot at deputies and fled the area.

Deputies were unable to find Hoyopattubi after an extensive search.

Konecny said he is unsure how many rounds were fired or if the suspect was hit.

Hoyopattubi is wanted for two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department at 209-468-4400.


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