Yuba City police officers shot and killed a man Wednesday after a pursuit of a vehicle tied to two recent armed robberies, authorities said.
The gunfire at Plumas and A streets about 2:45 a.m. occurred after police from several jurisdictions chased a vehicle through Marysville and Yuba City.
Police said that at about 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, the Burger King at 601 Colusa Ave. was held up. A man entered the fast-food restaurant, ordered a drink, then left.
He returned a short time later and ordered food. The man then demanded that a restaurant employee give him money.
A Yuba City police news release said the man lifted his shirt to show the clerk that he was armed with a handgun. The clerk opened the register and the man grabbed cash before fleeing.
About six hours later, Yuba City police learned of a police pursuit that began in Marysville. Officers were chasing a man driving a vehicle that matched the description of the one seen at the Burger King robbery and another robbery at a Taco Bell.
Yuba City police, other local law enforcement officers and the California Highway Patrol were on the scene when the chase ended at Plumas and A streets in Yuba City.
A police spokeswoman said that shots were fired by police and the man being pursued was killed. No information was available on why officers opened fire or if the man was armed.
Witness told the Marysville-Appeal Democrat that officers surrounded the suspect's van and ordered the driver to come out before opening fire.
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