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Man dead following officer-involved shooting in Vallejo

VALLEJO (KRON) - One man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Vallejo on Saturday night, according to the Vallejo Police Department. 

Around 10:36 p.m. the department received a call from a Taco Bell employee at the restaurant on 974 Admiral Callaghan Lane. 

The employee told officials that a silver Mercedes was parked in the drive-thru line and the driver was hunched over. 

Officers arrived on the scene to check the well-being of the driver. They found a man unresponsive with a handgun sitting on his lap. 

Authorities say the car was locked with the transmission set in drive.

Officers assessed the situation and asked for additional resources as they worked to stop any forward movement of the car.

The driver suddenly moved and officers say they told the driver to keep his hands visible. 

Authorities say the man quickly reached for his handgun and officers then shot their guns, in fear of their own safety. 

Medical assistance was requested instantly and officials began life-saving efforts, however, the driver was pronounced dead. 

The identity of the driver has not been released as an ongoing investigation of the incident continues with the Solano County Fatal Incident Protocol.

The Vallejo Police Department is encouraging anyone who may be a witness or who has additional information to contact Detective Scott Yates at (707) 648-4533 or Detective Craig Long at (707) 648-4514.

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