Mon. Oct 26th, 2020
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A deputy fatally shot a burglary suspect in the City of Napa
Friday afternoon, a Napa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

Napa Police Department officers were investigating a robbery
in Napa that occurred around 2:10 p.m., sheriff’s office spokesman Henry
Wofford said.

Napa police broadcast a description of the suspect’s
vehicle, which was spotted on state Highway 29 near state Highway 221, Wofford
said.

After a pursuit, a sheriff’s deputy stopped the suspect’s
vehicle by the Napa County Airport at 2030 Airport Road and shots were fired.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, Wofford said.

The suspect has not been identified and the Napa County
Major Crimes Task Force, which includes the Napa County District Attorney’s
Office, is investigating the shooting.

At 2:54 p.m. Friday, the Napa County Sheriff’s Office said
on Nixle there was police activity on Airport Boulevard west of Airport Road
and asked people to avoid the airport area.

Wofford said no other information about the incident was
available Friday evening.

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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