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Suspect Killed In Modesto Pursuit

Modesto Police shot and killed the driver of a van, after a brief chase yesterday afternoon. Officers say they were preparing to serve a search warrant at the Mc Henry Days Inn, when a wanted parolee drove up in the van, recognized them and led them on a chase into a nearby residential area.

Police say the driver crashed into a house, and when the vehicle was surrounded, tried to run down the officers and a pedestrian. The officers fired on the van, and the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being with-held until family can be notified.