By Jordan Guinn
Record Staff Writer
April 07, 2012 12:00 AM
STOCKTON – Police fatally shot a man about 7:30 p.m. Friday in the 2700 block of Burlington Place after he threatened an officer, the Stockton Police Department reported.
Officer Pete Smith, a police spokesman, said officers pulled over a Toyota Camry with no license plates. The car pulled over, but the driver got out and ran away, Smith said.
Officers gave chase, and one of them scuffled with the driver, Smith said. The driver grabbed the officer’s baton and was threatening the officer with it, Smith said.
The other officer shot the driver, who was taken to a hospital and declared dead.
Police did not say how many times the fleeing driver was shot, nor did they release any other details, including his age.
Police were on a standard patrol, Smith said. He did not say how many shots were fired, nor did he release the names of the officers involved.
Friday’s shooting occurred about six blocks from where police fatally shot a man who shot and wounded another officer on March 22.
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