RICHMOND -- A felon has been charged with three felonies after allegedly leading police on a chase that resulted in a car crash last week that injured two women.
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office charged 26-year-old Shaun Rogers with evading a peace officer and causing injury or death and leaving the scene of an accident with an injury, police said. Each charge came with an additional felony enhancement alleging great bodily injury to both victims.
Rogers is accused of leading police on a chase Nov. 12 and slamming into a sedan at Macdonald Avenue and Sixth Street. The passenger in the sedan remained in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Richmond police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said Monday. The sedan's driver suffered a broken arm and was released from the hospital that night, Abetkov said.
Police said Rogers fled with two passengers in his car after a marked police car tried to pull him over. He previously had been spotted by an undercover police car driving erratically near San Pablo and McBryde avenues. They recognized Rogers as the driver and said he had an outstanding no-bail arrest warrant on a firearms charge.
Rogers tried to run away after the crash but was found by police dogs in someone's backyard, Abetkov said. The two passengers escaped on foot and were not captured.
Police said that Rogers is a known gang member and that he was sentenced to two years in San Quentin State Prison on Sept. 20, 2012, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was released before the two years were up, officials said, because of standard sentencing guidelines that sometimes require inmates to serve only half their sentence.
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