Suspect shot, killed by Danville police identified

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Authorities have identified the man who was shot and killed by Danville police on Saturday. 

According to the Danville Police Department, the suspect’s name is Laudemer Arboleda,33, of Newark. 

At 11:03 a.m. officers responded to a report of a suspicious person near Cottage Lane and Laurel Drive. 

The person who called 911 reported seeing a man get out of a car, walk toward several homes with bigs in his hands, go back to his car and circle the neighborhood. 

Once officers arrived at the scene,  Arboleda ignored commands to stop and led officers on a pursuit, authorities say. 

During the chase, officers say Arboleda pulled over twice as if he was going to give up. 

As officers exited their cars, he sped off and chase continued. 

 Arboleda was at the intersection of Front Street and Diablo Road when he allegedly steered his vehicle toward an officer and accelerated. 

“The officer was in immediate fear that he was going to be run over by the suspect’s vehicle and fired his weapon at the driver of the vehicle,” according to a press release from the Danville Police Department. 

Arboleda was shot and transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

The officer who fired his weapon is Deputy Sheriff Andrew Hall. He has been with the Office of the Sheriff for 5 years. He is currently assigned to the contract city of Danville. 

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