- Associated Press - Thursday, August 3, 2017

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say police shot and killed a 45-year-old man north of San Francisco after he came at them with a machete.

On Wednesday evening, Vallejo police officers attempted to stop a vehicle that was wanted in connection with an armed robbery in El Cerrito last week.

The driver refused to stop and led police on a 15-minute high speed chase from Vallejo to Richmond.

Police say the man associated with the vehicle was reported to be armed and dangerous.

Police say when the motorist finally stopped he advanced on officers with a machete raised overhead.

He refused numerous orders to drop the weapon. Five officers fired multiple rounds, killing the man.

The man’s name was not released pending notification of his family.

The incident remains under investigation.


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