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Vacaville police kill driver who struck patrol vehicle

Police in this Northern California city shot and killed a man who rammed a patrol car during a chase, authorities said.

Police spotted a pickup doing doughnuts in a parking lot behind Vacaville City Hall near police headquarters about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and chased the truck, which struck a patrol vehicle near the Vacaville Skating Center, authorities said.

An officer in the vehicle was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

The chase ended a few blocks away, where a police officer opened fire, killing the driver. The man, whose name wasn’t immediately released, died at the scene, authorities said.

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Other details of the shooting weren’t immediately provided.

Vacaville is about halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento.


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