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Menlo Park police kill burglary suspect

Police shot and killed a burglary suspect who allegedly pulled a gun as he fled from officers in Menlo Park Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Officers received a report at 12:33 p.m. of a suspicious person on Willow Place, a short cul-de-sac off of Willow Road between Middlefield Road and Waverly Street. Office buildings along the street house venture capital and startup firms.

As officers arrived, they found a male suspect involved in a burglary and ran after him. One officer used a Taser to try to stop the running suspect, who then pulled out a gun, police said.

Police shot the suspect and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators have not yet confirmed whether the suspect aimed or fired at the officers.

One police officer was taken to a hospital for an injury suffered in the pursuit that was not life-threatening. Police did not specify how the officer was injured.

Officers remain in the area this afternoon. The name of the suspect has not yet been released pending notification of his family.

Anyone who saw today’s shooting has been asked to call Menlo Park police at (650) 330-6300.

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