OAKLAND -- A 19-year-old driver who led California Highway Patrol officers on a chase through East Oakland was shot dead by the officers early Tuesday morning after he ran from the vehicle holding a gun, according to police.
Authorities identified him as Antonio Mestas, of Oakland.
Authorities said Mestas was driving an SUV stolen Jan. 17 in Piedmont.
Oakland police Officer Johnna Watson said the incident began about 2:53 a.m. Tuesday when two California Highway Patrol officers in a marked patrol car tried to stop the 2011 BMW X5 on High Street near Interstate 580 because it didn't have license plates, she said. The officers did not know at the time the SUV was stolen.
The driver immediately drove off and officers chased him southbound down 57th Avenue before he turned onto the eastbound lanes of East 15th Street, which is a cul-de-sac that ends at a metal fence.
Police said the driver hit two parked vehicles before coming to a stop on the residential street. He then got out of the car and ran, holding a loaded pistol.
Both CHP officers shot at him before the man fell wounded to the ground, Watson said.
The two officers began CPR until paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene.
Police were still interviewing witnesses and would not say yet if Mestas fired any shots or where he was wounded.
A parked SUV and a house were hit by gunfire but no injuries were reported.
The shooting is being investigated by the Oakland police homicide section, the CHP and the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.
Tuesday's shooting was the first fatal officer-involved shooting in Oakland this year. Last year there were two fatal police shootings in Oakland, one by Alameda County sheriff's deputies and the other by Oakland officers.