Investigators say a deputy shot and killed the man after he crashed into a light pole at the intersection of Guerneville Road and Range Avenue, outside the Coddington Mall around 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Officials say the suspect got out of the station wagon and acted in a threatening manner. That's when the deputy opened fire.
Deputies began chasing the suspect after getting a 911 call from a woman that said her ex-boyfriend had stolen jewelry. She said he assaulted her a few days earlier and was armed with a knife.