High Speed Chase Ends With Fatality

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    High speed chase ends with officers fatally shooting suspect. (Published Thursday, Jan 27, 2011)

    UPDATE: The suspect was fatally shot by police.

     

    A high-speed chase involving shooting suspects apparently ended  when the suspect vehicle crashed in East Oakland this afternoon, a police  spokeswoman said.

    The crash was reported some time after 4 p.m. at 85th Avenue and  San Leandro Street, Oakland police Officer Holly Joshi said.

    Police were pursuing suspects who were allegedly involved in a  shooting elsewhere in the city, Joshi said.

    An employee who did not want to be named at Eagle Auto Company,  located near the intersection, said after the crash he saw a man in the  fleeing car get out and shoot at officers, who shot back.

    The employee also said someone in the car that was struck by the  suspect vehicle died in the crash, and he saw a body bag on the road.

    Joshi was not able to confirm whether there was a death in the  crash or if there was an officer-involved shooting as of 5:15 p.m.

    Police planned to hold a news conference near the scene of the  crash this evening to discuss the incident.