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Two men accused of shooting at Stockton police arrested in Bay Area

Martin Harlan
Martin Harlan Stockton Police Department

Two men accused of shooting at Stockton police officers in June have been taken into custody in the Bay Area.

Martin Harlan, 26, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of police officers and gang enhancements in connection with the shooting that occurred during a June 26 vehicle pursuit, according to a Stockton Police Department Facebook post.

Harlan is being held in Alameda County Jail. The Hayward Police Department arrested him Aug. 5 on suspicion of carjacking, firearm violations, evading a police officer, felony hit-and-run and assault on two Hayward police officers, Stockton police reported.

Thursday morning, the FBI and U.S. marshals arrested Steven Rodriguez, 48, in San Francisco. He was being transported to Stockton, where he faces charges of attempted murder of police officers and gang enhancements, according to Stockton police.

The June 26 incident began about 11 p.m. when two Stockton officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation at Acacia Street near Lincoln Street. An occupant immediately started shooting at the patrol vehicle, striking it at least twice on the passenger door and windshield. The officers took cover but were unable to return fire.

Other Stockton officers spotted the suspect vehicle and continued to pursue it on Center Street while the passenger fired at a police sergeant, according to an account in The Sacramento Bee at the time. Officers did not return fire as the vehicle fled at a high speed and headed south on Interstate 5.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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