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Suspect dies after home invasion gun battle

One suspect is dead and two others are in custody after a gun battle in Santa Rosa Monday morning, police said.

Police responded at about 12:50 a.m. to the 600 block of Acacia Lane to a report of a home invasion robbery, according to police. The caller told police several armed males tried to force their way into the caller’s home, also occupied by a female and two children.

The residents and the suspects exchanged gunfire and the suspects fled in a vehicle, police said. None of the home’s residents were injured, according to police. About one hour later, Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies conducted a felony stop on a vehicle that matched the description in the shooting, according to police.

The vehicle was pulling into the Kaiser Hospital parking lot in Santa Rosa, police said. The suspects in the vehicle initially refused to comply with deputies and the deputies sent rounds of a 40mm chemical agent into the vehicle, according to police.

Two suspects complied and the deputies took them into custody. One of the suspects was suffering from a gunshot wound and was transported to a hospital, police said. Deputies took the other suspect to the Santa Rosa Police Department for further investigation, according to police.

Deputies found a third suspect unconscious in the vehicle. That suspect was pronounced dead after first responders tried to revive him. Police continue to investigate the incident as more information becomes available.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to call the Santa Rosa Police Department Violent Crimes Investigation Team at (707) 543-3590.

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