The Modesto Police Department released video of a shooting between officers and a male suspect, that left an officer in critical condition, ultimately leading him to have part of his right leg amputated. The suspect was identified as 42-year-old Jesse James Brooks of Modesto. Officers say they initially pursued Joshua Harrington, 34, to the house after he drove away from police on a motorcycle. Police said officers obtained a warrant to search the home. During the search, Brooks started shooting at police and hit an officer identified as Michael Rokaitis.
Officers returned fire and hit Brooks. Police Chief Brandon Gillespie said that Rokaitis has undergone seven surgeries since the shooting, including one to have part of his right leg amputated. He spent 12 days in the ICU but is now in stable condition. Brooks was charged with three counts of attempted murder on a peace officer, multiple weapon violations, as well as an outstanding U.S. Marshall Warrant for a probation violation. He was treated at a nearby hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and booked into the Stanislaus County Jail.