A man wanted in connection with a shooting during a drug deal Wednesday night that lead to a series of events that included a traffic stop and police gunfire has turned himself in.
Eric Lynn Tovey II, 21, surrendered early Friday morning on warrants charging him with attempted murder and attempted armed robbery.
The charges result from a drug-related shooting at a San Pablo gas station Wednesday night in which 19-year-old Austin Duensing was critically injured.
Police said Duensing and his girlfriend Tovey and 23-year-old Randall Someillan at a Shell station at the corner of Beach and San Pablo to buy some marijuana about 10:10 p.m.
Police said the drug deal turned into a robbery and Tovey shot Duensing three times, beat him and dumped him on the side of the road. Duensing's girlfriend was able to get out of the car after the initial shooting and called police.
Police pulled over the suspect vehicle about 10 minutes later near Timberwood Trace Apartments off Atlantic Boulevard. Police said when Someillan, a passenger in the car, jumped out with a handgun, Officer C.R. Short fired three shots.
Someillan was not hit by the gunfire and continued to run. After an overnight manhunt, police said they found him hiding in a tree. He has been charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
Tovey was not in the car when police pulled it over and police say the driver will not be charged because he voluntarily pulled over for the traffic stop.
Alyssia Hayes, who lives at the Timberwood Trace Apartments, said one of the bullets fired during the traffic stop came through the wall of her apartment and narrowly missed her baby.
"I told the kids to get down, and we stayed down," Hayes said. "I thought at first she got hit. I saw the wall debris over her face and everything."
Police initially said there was an exchange of gunfire at the Atlantic Boulevard scene, but now say Someillan never fired his weapon at the officer.
Because no one was hit, Officer Short remains on duty. His decision to fire his weapon will be reviewed by JSO.