Police Chase Ends In Fatal Shooting Of Armed Robbery Suspect In Richmond

RICHMOND (CBS SF) — A police pursuit in Richmond on Wednesday ended with a suspect dead in the street, shot by officers.

The chase started at around 5:20 p.m. in Vallejo and ended on the 3400 block of Richmond Parkway outside the Bella Vista apartment complex.

Richmond Police said it involved Vallejo police officers chasing a vehicle driven by an armed robbery suspect.

The chase ended on the Richmond Parkway where Vallejo police officer opened fire on the suspect, according to a statement from Richmond Police Department Chief of Staff Felix Tan.

The suspect was hit and died at the scene, Tan said. No one else was hurt.

The man was driving a Honda sedan and was suspected of armed robbery two weekends ago in El Cerrito.

KPIX 5 has learned that more than one officer was involved in the fatal shooting.

Tan said, “When the sole occupant of the vehicle stepped out of the car, he was armed with a weapon and the officers that were involved in the pursuit engaged with the suspect.”

Richmond police won’t specify what type of weapon the suspect was armed with.

A machete was visible from Chopper 5 at the crime scene though we don’t yet know what connection that weapon has to this shooting.

It was not immediately clear what prompted the shooting.

Richmond police along with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office will conduct parallel investigations into the incident.

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