ANTIOCH -- A man shot and killed by police near a busy shopping center Tuesday has been identified as a 24-year-old from Vallejo, authorities said.
Police say Korey Marcel Germaine matched the description of a suspect reportedly brandishing a firearm in a Mercedes. The report sparked a police chase on Hillcrest Avenue about 4:45 p.m., in which Germaine struck two cars, including a patrol car, according to police. It ended when he crashed his car near Wildflower Drive.
Germaine ran toward The Crossings Shopping Center, and, according to police, pointed a handgun at officers. Multiple officers fired, hitting Germaine several times, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. As is protocol, the case is being investigated by the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office, the county crime lab and Antioch police.
Jessika Green said her 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter were riding in a car with their stepmother when they came upon the shooting. One bullet struck the driver side door, causing the window to shatter, but it became lodged in the door and did not hit anyone, Green said.
"It's hard not to think of what if?" she said. "My son, he's a thinker, he's a worrier, so I know that's going through his head.
"It scared me," she continued. "It doesn't make me want to continue to raise my children in this. They are scared."
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