A Folsom bank robbery suspect was shot and killed late this afternoon after leading law enforcement officers on a foot chase through a residential neighborhood.
Folsom Police Sgt. Jason Browning said the robbery was reported at 5:11 p.m. at the Wells Fargo bank at 1113 E. Bidwell St., near Blue Ravine Road.
The suspect fled, leading officers on a chase over business rooftops and through back yards. In the 1300 block of School Street, the man entered a house through the rear of the residence, where a family with small children was at home, then ran out the front door. When confronted by officers, the man ran back into the house, Browning said.
Officers, fearing for the safety of the family, followed the suspect into the home. Officers fired at the suspect when they found him in a bedroom, Browning said.
The family members and officers were were not injured.
Folsom police, along with Sacramento police and Sacramento County sheriff's deputies took part in the pursuit. Browning declined to say which agencies were involved in the shooting.
He said the pursuit concluded about 25 minutes after the robbery was reported.
Browning described the suspect as white man in his 20s but said police had not yet identified him.