VALLEJO — Police say officers shot and killed a man in a busy shopping center parking lot Wednesday afternoon following a high-speed chase.
Vallejo Police Lt. Sid DeJesus said the two officers opened fire when the suspect rammed his SUV into their patrol cars numerous times, and the SUV became locked under one patrol car’s bumper.
The suspect, identified Thursday as Ever Ramon Martinez, 29, of Alameda County, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police said Martinez had an outstanding warrant for reckless driving, which was issued out of San Benito County. He didn’t have a drivers license, but had an extensive history of traffic-related violations, according to a press release.
The Vallejo Times-Herald reports that the incident began when officers stopped the SUV because it had an expired registration.
DeJesus says the suspect sped off. The SUV reached speeds up to 90 mph and hit call boxes on Interstate 80. It then entered the parking lot of a Mi Pueblo Food Center, where police say the suspect hit several cars before ramming police.