ANTIOCH -- Police shot and killed a man Tuesday after he led officers on a car chase through the city, police said.

Antioch police Capt. Leonard Orman said the man began to lead police on a chase around 4:45 p.m. after he brandished a gun. Orman would not say if the man had brandished the weapon at a police officer or if he had committed any other crime.

Police did not immediately identify the suspect.

Police followed the suspect, who was driving a silver Mercedes northbound along Hillcrest Avenue before he lost control of his car and crashed between Deer Valley Road and Wildflower Drive. The suspect began to flee, Orman said, and multiple officers opened fire.

Police vehicles are parked near a car driven by a man who led officers on a chase through Antioch, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. A police official
Police vehicles are parked near a car driven by a man who led officers on a chase through Antioch, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. A police official said the man brandished a weapon. (Judy Prieve/Bay Area News Group)

Orman did not say if the suspect either opened fire on the officers or returned fire before he was shot and killed.

The shooting occurred immediately adjacent to the Crossings Shopping Center, which was bustling with activity Tuesday afternoon.

An unidentified juvenile was taken away in an ambulance after suffering wounds either from bullet shrapnel or broken glass resulting from the gunfire, Orman said. The juvenile was in a separate car and was not believed to be connected to the incident.

No officers were injured.

A section of Hillcrest Avenue was shut down while officers investigated the scene, and the case will be turned over to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office for a full investigation.

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