05/29/2012

Police fatally shoot Calif. man who pulled metallic wallet

Man ran toward an officer after a brief high-speed vehicle and foot pursuit

By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen
Times Herald

VALLEJO, Calif. — A 42-year-old Vallejo man was shot and killed by police early Monday after allegedly running toward an officer with what turned out to be his black metal wallet, Vallejo Police Department spokesmen said.

Lt. Ken Weaver said Anton Barrett, Sr. was shot several times by a veteran police officer, and died a few hours later at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. The shooting occurred after a brief high-speed vehicle and foot pursuit.

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