Vallejo police shot and killed an armed robbery suspect who reportedly pointed a handgun at officers Saturday morning.
The suspect is a Vallejo man believed to have been involved in an armed robbery about 9:14 a.m. on Wilson Avenue before fleeing north on Wilson in a white Jeep Cherokee reported stolen in Concord, police said in a statement.
About half an hour later, deputies from the Solano County Sheriff's Office saw the Jeep near Lemon Street and Sonoma Avenue, police said.
The suspect crashed through the fence of a house on the corner of Lemon and Sheridan streets, shearing off a fire hydrant and coming to rest against the house, Lt. Kenny Park said. The Jeep was still on the scene about 4 p.m. near the remains of the fire hydrant.
The suspect fled on foot to the 600 block of Sheridan, with at least one witness saying he had a handgun as he ran, police said.
Officers found him in the yard of 609 Sheridan St., a red, two-story structure near the intersection with Lemon.
The man refused orders given by officers to show his hands and pointed a handgun at the officers, police said.
Officers opened fire on the man, striking him multiple times, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Much of the 600 block of Sheridan was closed off. Officers removed the body about 4 p.m. as neighbors watched from balconies. Police have not released the man's identity.
This was the fifth officer-involved shooting in recent weeks in Vallejo and the third in which a suspect was shot to death. One suspect was armed with a replica pellet gun; the other pulled out a metallic wallet that an officer thought was a weapon.
Saturday's incident is being investigated by the Solano County District Attorney's Office, and the officers involved were placed on leave, in accordance with protocol.