Stockton officers shoot, kill man following high-speed chase

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Police in Stockton said two officers shot and killed a man after he led them on a high-speed chase and threatened them with a stolen vehicle.

Officer Joe Silva told the Stockton Record the pursuit began Sunday when officers on patrol saw a man hitting a woman on a city street. When they approached the man, he fled in a stolen car and led them on a chase.

Silva said other officers who got involved in the chase rammed the suspect’s car to stop him. When they got out of their squad car to arrest him, Silva said the suspect drove toward the officers, prompting them to fire at him several times.

The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he died.

His name has not been released.

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