Suspect fatally shot by Vallejo police identified

Byby Tiffany Wilson KGO logo
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Richmond police investigate fatal officer-involved shooting
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Officials are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred following a high-speed chase and confrontation with a man suspected of armed robbery on Wednesday.

RICHMOND, Calif. (KGO) -- An armed suspect who was fatally shot in Richmond by Vallejo police Wednesday night after a high-speed chase has been identified as 45-year-old Jeffery Barboa, of Benicia.

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Cellphone video shows seconds leading up to the deadly police shooting, and it is difficult to watch. In the video player above, you'll hear gunfire, but you will not see the actual shooting.

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Investigators said this began just after 5 p.m., when Vallejo officers attempted to stop a car connected to a recent armed robbery in El Cerrito. "The vehicle was tagged as being wanted in an armed robbery and the officers from Vallejo picked up the car," Richmond Police Lt. Felix Tan said.

The driver then led police on a high-speed chase for 15 minutes and it ended in Richmond.

Authorities said the suspect got out of the car and approached officers with a machete raised overhead, and then refused multiple orders to drop the knife.

Five Vallejo police officers opened fire and the suspect died at the scene.

Richmond and Vallejo police, along with the Contra Costa District attorney's office are investigating this incident.