A Stockton man suspected of wounding a police sergeant in a shooting early Wednesday has been arrested, authorities said.
Sunthawon “Benny” Savon, 20, was taken into custody in connection with the shooting and an earlier carjacking, according to Stockton police.
The sergeant, who was in stable condition Wednesday evening, was shot shortly after 3 a.m. in the area of Kentfield Road and Gateway Court, in the city’s Pacific neighborhood.
The shooting happened after officers responded to a call about a carjacking in the 700 block of Bedlow Drive. They found a 69-year-old man who was injured and he was taken to a hospital.
The stolen vehicle was found by the police sergeant in the area of Coventry Drive and Hillsboro Way.
After a short pursuit, the driver eventually stopped the car at Gateway Court and Kentfield Road, got out and allegedly shot at the sergeant, police said. The gunfire hit the sergeant in the chest and shoulder area. Savon was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on suspicion of crimes that include attempted murder and carjacking.