Deadly shootout between Redwood City police, suspect outside bank


REDWOOD CITY (KRON)–Redwood City police are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting that happened Saturday afternoon.

According to the Redwood City Police Department, the incident happened just before 4 p.m. near a Wells Fargo bank in the 1900 block of Broadway.

Witnesses told KRON4’s Spencer Blake, that the suspect was pacing around with a gun.

Spencer spoke with one bystander, Ignacio Jimenez, who captured video of the aftermath.

Jimenez said he was parking his car when he saw police cars zip by.

“That’s when I saw officers behind the suburban with their weapons drawn,” he said. “They were hiding behind the trees right across the street where there’s a park, and so I saw that their attention was on a gentleman that was right outside the Wells Fargo bank.”

Jimenez said it seemed like the suspect wasn’t complying with the officers’ orders.

“He had his hands in his pockets in his sweater and then soon after that he took his hand out, and he had something in his hand and shots rang out,” he said.

Jimenez isn’t sure who fired first. Police say the suspect shot at officers, who returned fire and killed him.

The suspect was in his 30s and police had multiple interactions with him in the past, authorities said.

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