* Vallejo police shoot a man with a gun near Sonoma Boulevard and Kentucky Street
Published by Staff Writer on December 12, 2010
A suspect was shot and killed by Vallejo police on Saturday afternoon when he apparently threatened officers responding to calls for help, police said. Officers were called to the area of Sonoma Boulevard and Kentucky Street in west Vallejo around 3 p.m. on reports of a man brandishing a gun, police said.A witness provided police with a description of the involved suspect and firearm, police said. He was seen fleeing into a nearby alley as they arrived at the scene, police said.The suspect – a 34-year-old Vallejo man – was holding the gun when police began engaging him in the alley, police said.The suspect was shot by an officer at least once after the officer apparently had to act in self defense, police said.The suspect was taken by air ambulance to a regional trauma center, but was later pronounced dead, police said.The man’s name is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin, but police said he did have a criminal history outside of California.Police recovered the suspect’s firearm at the scene, police said.The investigation into the shooting is ongoing by the Vallejo Police Department and the Solano County District Attorney’s Office.
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