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Police shoot, kill man after pursuit in American Canyon

Saturday, March 16, 2013

An investigation is underway after police in the North Bay shot and killed a man. It happened around 10 p.m. Friday in Napa County city of American Canyon at the unfinished Newell Drive extension.

Police say they tried to pull over the driver of a white pickup truck over but the man sped off, leading them on a short chase. The pursuit ended with gunfire.

The driver died at the scene. His name has not been released and investigators are not saying why officers shot him.

A major crimes task force made up of several Napa County police agencies is conducting the investigation.

This is the sixth deadly officer-involved shooting in the Bay Area this month.

On March 1 in Guerneville officers shot and killed an attempted kidnapping suspect.

There were three fatal officer-involved on March 2 in San Francisco, San Jose, and Union City. One that took place the next day involved Hayward police.

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