Victim describes robbery before suspect shot, killed by Vallejo police in Richmond

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Richmond police have identified the man shot and killed by police after a chase through several Bay Area cities as 45-year-old Jeffrey Barboa of Benicia. (KGO-TV)

Khamarin Sem says in all the years his family has owned All Star Donuts in El Cerrito they have never seen anything like this. "I realize he's got the cash register and I just yell at him, Hey what are you doing?'"

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Sem says the man, now identified as 45-year-old Jeffrey Barboa, ran out with the cash register then threatened him.

"He said do you want to die I've got a knife and I've got a gun," said Sem. He then turned over surveillance video to El Cerrito police.

"He looked very desperate," said Sem.

His dad took down Barboa's license plate.

A witness shared cellphone video with ABC7 News moments after Vallejo police spotted Barboa's vehicle Wednesday.

The high-speed chase ended in Richmond.

"Oh my God, they're going to kill him, they're going to kill him," said the witness who took the cellphone video.
The witness, who asked to remain anonymous, says Barboa lunged at officers holding a machete all the while ignoring their commands.

"Get down, get down, drop the weapon, drop the weapon," explained the witness.

"My heart goes out to the police officers that had to make that decision that had the weight of the community on their shoulders, I wanted to advocate for them and I also just feel awful for the family of the suspect," he continued.

According to Barboa's LinkedIn profile, he was the Executive Director of Clinical Operations at North Bay Recovery Center. The Center said it could not comment on whether he was an employee.

El Cerrito Police say they have no knowledge of Barboa's previous work history.

A spokesperson with Vallejo Police Department says there is body camera video but no dash camera video of the officer involved shooting.

Richmond Police and the Contra Costa County DA's Office are now investigating the fatal Vallejo Police involved shooting.

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