A 44-year-old man suspected of attempting to kill a California Highway Patrol officer has been charged, according to a Yuba County District Attorney’s Office press release.
The press release said that Yuba County District Attorney Clint Curry filed fire charges against Aaron Tobias Quinn of Oroville. The charges come after an alleged incident on Jan. 16 that ended on La Porte Road in Yuba County.
The CHP said Quinn allegedly started shooting at an officer at the end of a pursuit. The press release said that the officer started shooting back at Quinn. The CHP said that Quinn was seriously injured.
“The complaint contains additional allegations that Quinn personally discharged a firearm while committing the attempted murder,” the district attorney’s press release said. “That he was out of custody on bail or release on his own recognizance on a pending felony case in Butte County when he committed the offenses.”
The district attorney’s press release also said that Quinn allegedly has two previous strike offenses. This would qualify Quinn for sentencing under the three strikes law.
Quinn is suspected of the attempted killing of a peace officer, assault with a semiautomatic firearm on a peace officer, being a felon in possession of a firearm, recklessly evading a peace officer and transportation of methamphetamine.
According to the district attorney’s press release, an arrangement date has not been scheduled because Quinn is hospitalized with injuries from the Jan. 16 incident.