Napa authorities have named both the officer who shot a man during a struggle following a foot pursuit Sunday night, and the 25-year-old Napa resident he injured.
Lieutenant Tracey Stuart of the , which is investigating the officer-involved shooting, issued the following statement Monday:
On May 13, 2012, at approximately 10:59 PM, a Napa Police Officer radioed to dispatch that he was in a foot pursuit, behind 7-11.
Approximately three minutes later, the officer radioed that he had shots fired in a backyard in the 2100 block of Parrish Road.
Medical Personnel responded and the subject was transported by ambulance to with a single gunshot wound to his face.
He was later transported to a hospital in Sonoma County and is currently in a medically induced coma. He is expected to survive. The subject who was shot has been identified as Luis Armando Contreras, 25 years old, out of Napa.
The Napa Police Department has released the name of the officer who was involved in this incident. The officer is Thomas Keener, who has been with the Napa Police Department since December 2010. Per standard Napa Police Department policy, Officer Keener has been placed on paid administrative leave.
The Napa County Major Crimes Task Force was activated, and the lead agency for the investigation is the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.
This is a preliminary summary of the sequence of events. The investigation is still continuing, with more interviews and physical evidence still to be processed.
Once the investigation is completed, the report will be forwarded to the ’s office for review.
The last officer-involved shooting in Napa took place in November, 2010, when a distraught Alta Heights man was fatally shot outside his home.
was found by District Attorney Gary Lieberstein's office to be acting with legal justification of reasonable self defense.