Police Shoot Suspect Following Pursuit That Ended with Car Crashing into Yuba City Home 

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YUBA CITY -- Police are investigating after a suspect exchanged gunfire with Yuba City officers during a pursuit Monday night before crashing into a home.

(Courtesy: Daniel Debartolo)

After the suspect crashed, he got out of the vehicle and tried to run away, police said. Officers yelled at the suspect to stop and then shots were fired by a Yuba City police officer and a Sutter County deputy.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital with gunshot wounds, police said. He was later identified by police as 35-year-old Leland Vaca, of Yuba City. Vaca is said to be in critical but stable condition.

The chase began just after 5:15 p.m. when Yuba City police officers, along with a narcotics enforcement team, were trying to find a man wanted by Sutter County Probation for violation of probation, police said.

A person matching the man's description was seen getting into a gray sedan on Almond Street. A Yuba City police car tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver did not comply and a short pursuit began, police said.

During the chase, the Vaca fired shots at officers, police said. The chase ended when the suspect vehicle veered off the road and into a home on A Street near Bennett Way.

A resident of the home suffered minor injuries, police said. They were treated by medical personnel at the scene and released.

The shooting is under investigation by the Yuba-Sutter Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Team.


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