Rogelio Vidal Landa, 47

Bakersfield, California
April 04, 2017

Agencies: Bakersfield Police Department California

Cause of death: Shooting

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A man was killed Tuesday night in an officer-involved shooting in south Bakersfield.

Earlier in the day, two businesses -- a grocery and a recycling center -- were robbed. Police said they gathered information leading them to believe the same people, armed with guns, were responsible.

Just after 9 p.m., officers found what they thought to be the robbery suspects inside a Jeep SUV in the area of Taft Highway and South Union Avenue. Police said they tried to conduct a traffic stop on the SUV, but the suspects led them on a short chase.

The pursuit ended with the suspects crashing into a tree on nearby Hudson Drive.

Police said a gun was found when they searched the SUV.

The officer who shot his gun will be placed on routine administrative leave during an investigation. Police didn't release that officer's name.