Antioch Police Shoot and Kill Armed Suspect

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) - Antioch police say an armed suspect was shot and killed while he was on top of the roof of a house and pointing a gun at officers.

The incident occurred late Monday night when officers responding to a report of a domestic violence at a house found a man with a gun fleeing the scene in a car with a toddler inside.

Police say officers tried stopping the suspect but he led them on a high-speed chase before crashing his car and running through backyard and climbing on the roof of a house.

Police say the suspect pointed his gun at officers who shot him. He died at the scene. The suspect's name has not been released and the toddler is reported in good condition.

The incident is under investigation.

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