Sacto 9-1-1
May 31, 2012
Man shot by CHP officer released from hospital, booked into jail

The man who was shot after fleeing from a gang enforcement team last week has been released from the hospital and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail.

Juan Javier Alvarado, 21, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, having a concealed firearm and carrying a loaded firearm registered to another person, according to jail booking records.

Alvarado was shot by a California Highway Patrol officer May 23 after he was pursued by the officer and a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy, both of whom are assigned to an anti-gang team led by the Sheriff's Department, who tried to contact him.

During the pursuit, authorities allege, Alvarado turned around, pulled out a gun and pointed it at the CHP officer, who then fired. Alvarado suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his lower body.

Officials recovered a gun from the scene that they believe was brandished by Alvarado.

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