A Vallejo policeman shot and killed a man Monday after fearing his own life was in jeopardy.
The cop was assigned with another policeman to look for drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Around midnight, they saw a white Lexus speed by without stopping at the required intersections. The car also did not have its headlights on.
The cops chased the Lexus for about half a mile. The driver eventually jumped out of the car with two passengers in a residential area in Vallejo close to the Mare Island Way and Tennessee Street intersection.
One officer caught up to the suspect, held up his gun and told the man, later identified as Anton Barrett, Sr., to stop and put his hands up. Barrett refused according to police, and ran toward the cop.
According to a release from Vallejo Police, cops repeatedly asked him to show his hands.
Barrett had his hands in his hooded sweat jacket. He reached into his pocket and pulled out what the officer believed was a gun.
The cop fired several times until Barrett hit the ground. He still tried to get up, so the officer used his Taser to stop him.
Barrett was handcuffed, and cops performed cpr as they called for medical help.
He was taken to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek where he died at 5:30 a.m. Monday.
Barrett, who is 42 years old, lives in Vallejo but was recently paroled from the Napa County Jail.
The other passenger, 18-year-old Anton Barrett, Jr., ran and hid from officers. He was found hiding in bushes by a police canine.
Barrett and the canine's handler suffered minor injuries from the police canine.
Both were treated at area hospitals and released.
Barrett, Jr., was later booked into the Solano County Jail in Fairfield for resisting arrest.
The third passenger in the car has not been found.
Vallejo Police Department investigators and the Solano County District Attorney's Office are both investigating the shooting.
At a Monday morning press conference, investigators did say they identified the item Barrett, Sr., was pulling out of his hoodie, it was a metal wallet.
The cop involved in the shooting has been an officer for seven years and has been placed on paid administrative leave as part of the Vallejo Police Department's policy.