Antioch Police Shoot, Kill Armed Suspect After Chase
ANTIOCH (CBS SF) — Police shot and killed a man in Antioch on Tuesday after he allegedly led them on a chase and pointed a handgun at officers, a police captain said Wednesday morning.
Police identified the man as 24-year-old Korey Marcel Germaine, of Vallejo.
At about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to reports of someone in a Mercedes brandishing a gun, Capt. Leonard Orman said.
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Police found Germaine driving the vehicle and attempted to pull the car over but he sped away, sparking a pursuit, police said.
During the chase, Germaine hit a police patrol car and a civilian vehicle, Orman said.
He later lost control of the Mercedes, which ended up in the dirt near the intersection of Hillcrest Avenue and Wildflower Drive, next to the Crossings Shopping Center, according to police.
Police said Germaine ran from the car carrying a handgun, and officers chased him. At least one officer opened fire when Germaine allegedly pointed a gun at the officers, according to police.
Germaine was shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. No officers were injured.
Police did not say how many officers were involved in the shooting, which was being investigated by Antioch police, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office and the Contra Costa County Forensics and Crime Lab.
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