Fonotaga Tili, 20

Vallejo, California
May 17, 2005

Agencies: Solano County Sheriff’s Office California | Vallejo Police Department California

Cause of death: Shooting

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Police fatally shot a Vallejo Toys "R" Us employee after he and two others used guns and masks to commit a brazen, late-night takeover robbery at the store, cuffing seven workers with plastic cords and pistol-whipping one, authorities said Wednesday.

Two officers fired on 20-year-old Fonotaga "Junior" Tili at about 9:30 p. m. Tuesday after he fled through nearby parking lots -- at one point trying to carjack a motorist -- then continued across a road and up a hill toward a condominium complex, said Vallejo police Lt. Lori Lee.