A Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy who shot and wounded a man outside a Windsor shopping center following a weekend pursuit was identified Tuesday as Christopher Haas.
Haas, assigned to the Windsor Police Department for 3 1/2 years, has been a patrol deputy with the sheriff’s office for more than 10 years. He is a field training officer for the department.
Sunday night he shot Christopher Eastwood, 49 of San Francisco, after Eastwood ran toward him and other deputies at the Windsor Palms Shopping Center on Alden Lane.
Eastwood was believed to have been carrying a gun but was instead found with a black metal bike lock.
He was hit in the shoulder and treated at a hospital before being booked into the Sonoma County Jail.
The shooting came after an Eastwood family member reported to Petaluma police he was driving armed and threatening “suicide by cop.”
In Windsor, he was reported to have driven onto a sidewalk, nearly hitting a family.
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