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Vallejo Police Fatally Shoot Machete-Wielding Robbery Suspect After High-Speed Chase

An armed-robbery suspect was fatally shot by Vallejo police Wednesday after a vehicle pursuit that ended in Richmond, according to the Vallejo Police Department.

The chase started around 5:05 p.m. in Vallejo and ended in the 3400 block of Richmond Parkway, where the officer-involved shooting occurred, police said.

The suspect, who was identified only as a 45-year-old Benicia resident, was wanted in connection with an armed robbery in El Cerrito on July 26, police said. When officers tried to pull him over in Vallejo, he failed to yield, and a high-speed chase ensued, police said.

When the chase ended about 15 minutes later in Richmond, the suspect exited the car and advanced on officers with a machete raised overhead, police said. He refused numerous orders to drop the weapon before five officers shot him.

The suspect was struck multiple times and was later pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

No other injuries were reported.

The shooting is being investigated by the Richmond Police Department and the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office in accordance with the County Fatal Incident Protocol, police said.

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