- Associated Press - Sunday, June 19, 2016

CARMICHAEL, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Sacramento deputy shot and killed a man after a car chase in Carmichael.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department says the deputy tried to pull over a man driving erratically but the driver sped away and the deputy gave chase for more than two miles.

The department says in a statement that the chase Saturday night lasted about five minutes and reached speeds of 60 miles per hour in residential areas.

The Sacramento Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1Uhloug) authorities say the man drove into a dead end, where deputies ordered him to get out of the car but instead he began accelerating while driving in reverse.

The release says the deputy feared for the safety of the officers behind the suspect’s vehicle and fired on the driver. The driver died at the scene.

The department says the deputy is a 12-year veteran with the department and has been put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com

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