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UPDATE: Coroner identifies man shot by Woodland police as he held gun to woman’s head

Published: Friday, May. 30, 2014 - 5:27 pm

A man shot and killed by Woodland police early Friday as he held a gun to a woman’s head has been identified by the Yolo County Coroner’s Office as Brandon Lee Macias Jimenez, 26, of Woodland.

Police say they were called to a convenience market at 1400 East Main St. at about 2 a.m. Friday where a man was reportedly brandishing a gun. Before officers arrived, the man fled on foot with a woman.

Officers searched the area before finding a man nearby on Thomas Street at Echo Place matching the description of the gunman at the market. When police spoke to him, the man grabbed the woman who was with him and placed a gun to her head.

Police said the man held a gun to the woman’s head and refused orders to release her. An officer shot the man to protect the hostage, police said in a news release.

Jimenez died at the scene. Nobody else was hurt.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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