Man shot, killed by Santa Maria police
July 31, 2012
A man chased by authorities through the streets of Santa Maria died of multiple gunshot wounds Tuesday night after investigators say he confronted a police officer with a gun. (KCOY)
It was another in a string of officer-involved shootings in Santa Maria in recent months
The incident started shortly after 9 p.m. when a 911 caller reported she had been threatened by a man brandishing a weapon in the 200 block of Broadway, according to reports.
A Santa Maria police sergeant spotted the suspect’s vehicle at a gas station, and a slow-speed chase ensued. Police said the man tossed several weapons from his car as he drove on Brisker Lane, then parked and got out of his vehicle carrying a weapons. The unidentified man in his 60’s died at the scene.
The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department is conducting an investigation into the shooting.