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California Deputy Kills Home Invasion Suspect

An Alameda County sheriff's deputy shot and killed a possible suspect in a home invasion robbery early Sunday, hours after he fled from a car stop and hid in a neighborhood, authorities said.

The incident began about 4 a.m. when police tried to stop a man in a silver 2001 Volvo near 55th and Fairfax avenues in East Oakland. The Volvo was connected to a home invasion robbery July 12 on the 4700 block of MacArthur Boulevard during which a resident was pistol-whipped, said Officer Johnna Watson, an Oakland police spokeswoman.

The suspect refused to stop and fled east on San Leandro Street before he ran from the car near 105th and Edes avenues and disappeared, police said.

Oakland police and an Alameda County sheriff's K-9 deputy set up a perimeter in the neighborhood.

About 5:50 a.m., the suspect was spotted moving in a yard.

"Hey, somebody just jumped over west, to the west yard. Is that one of you guys?" an officer asked on the radio.

Another officer replied, "Hold still. I think he's working his way -- just hold the air. And a male black -- he's actually fleeing."

At least seven gunshots could then be heard as the deputy opened fire. "Shots fired!" an officer reported.

"One down. Code three medical, send them in!" an officer said.

The man, whose name wasn't released, died at the scene. The deputy's name was also withheld. The deputy and the officers weren't hurt.

The shooting is under investigation by police, sheriff's officials and the Alameda County district attorney's office.

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