Sacto 9-1-1
August 17, 2011
Sacramento police ID man who allegedly shot at officer during pursuit

Devonte-Fields.JPGSacramento police have identified the man suspected of shooting at an officer Tuesday afternoon as 20-year-old Devonte Fields.

Fields, who is being held at the Sacramento County Main Jail on suspicion of attempted murder and other weapons-related charges, is on felony probation and is a validated gang member, said police spokesman Officer Konrad von Schoech.

Fields surrendered to police Tuesday evening, after three hours of hiding in a Valley Hi Drive apartment complex that had been surrounded by dozens of law enforcement officers.

About 3 p.m. that afternoon, a police officer had attempted to contact Fields in the area of Valley Hi Drive and Bamford Drive, thinking the man matched the description of a suspect wanted in a recent armed robbery, according to police. Fields fled, and as the officer gave chase on foot, Fields allegedly fired at the officer, police said. The officer was not hit, and Fields disappeared into the apartment complex.

After police arrested and identified Fields, they determined he was not the suspect in the earlier armed robbery, von Schoech said.

Fields is being held without bail.

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