Yuba City police said a man was shot and killed by officers today after a pursuit of a vehicle tied to two recent armed robberies.
The gunfire at Plumas and A streets about 2:45 a.m. today occurred after a chase of the vehicle by several police jurisdictions through Marysville and Yuba City.
Police said that at about 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, the Burger King at 601 Colusa Avenue was held up. A man entered the business and ordered a drink, then left the restaurant.
He returned a short time later and ordered food. The man then demanded that a restaurant employee to give him money.
A Yuba City police press release said that he 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 pursuing a man driving a vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle 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 yet 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.