Bay City News
Vallejo police say an armed robbery suspect was shot and killed
during a pursuit this morning after he pointed a handgun at officers.
The pursuit began after an armed robbery was reported around 9:15
a.m. on Wilson Avenue, according to Lt. Jim O'Connell.
The suspect, described as a white male in his 20s, had fled north
The vehicle was spotted by Solano County Sheriff's deputies around
9:45 a.m. near Lemon Street and Sonoma Boulevard.
Police pursued it to Lemon and Sheridan Streets, where it crashed
into a fire hydrant and went through a fence and into the front yard of a
home, according to Vallejo Fire Captain Dan Sarna.
The suspect then fled on foot to the 600 block of Sheridan. At
least one citizen reported that he was carrying a handgun as he ran,
Officers searching the area located him in the yard of 609
Sheridan St. and ordered him to show his hands, but instead he allegedly
refused and pointed a handgun at officers, O'Connell said.
The officers fired and struck the suspect multiple times. He was
declared dead at the scene.
A woman who lives on Sheridan Street said she heard a crash, then
sirens. She went outside and saw that a white SUV had struck a fire hydrant.
She said the suspect fled to the other side of a wall next to a
home, and that police used a nearby ladder to peer over the wall and spot
The woman, who declined to give her name, said she heard an
officer say, "let me see your hands," and that she then heard five to eight
shots in rapid succession.
"I was trying to count because I was like, wow, he's not going to
make it," she said of the suspect.
She said a short time after the shots were fired, ambulances that
had responded left the scene without taking anyone away.
A woman answering the phone at Beer Bait & Convenience at 829
Wilson Ave. said a robbery had occurred there this morning. However, she did
not know whether the officer-involved shooting was connected to the crime.
CONTACT: Vallejo police (707) 651-7147