Another attempted shooting of Stockton police Thursday night is the second in less than three weeks. As before, it occurred during a routine traffic stop.
The incident took place at El Dorado Street and Iris Avenue in North Stockton just after 6 in the evening.
Two officers were out of their car making a traffic stop when someone fired a single gunshot and they heard the bullet go by the car, but no one was hit.
Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones says two officers were also shot at on June 26 from the car they were stopping, with bullets striking their patrol car.
“It’s a very, very dangerous job, we know that, but we’re seeing increased dangers from firearms on officers to levels we’ve not seen recently before," says Jones. "So, it’s again very concerning.”
Jones says they now have a lead on the car from the June shooting.
“The vehicle the officers attempted to traffic stop on was a red Pontiac sedan, 4-door vehicle,” says Jones.
He says police are asking for the public’s help in finding the car.