Menlo Park burglary suspect shot and killed by police

Police shot and killed a burglary suspect who allegedly pulled a gun as he fled from officers in Menlo Park on Tuesday, police said.

Officers received a report at 12:33 p.m. of a suspicious person on Willow Place, a short cul-de-sac off of Willow Road between Middlefield Road and Waverly Street. Office buildings along the street house venture capital and startup firms.

As officers arrived, they found a male suspect involved in a burglary and ran after him, police said. One officer used a Taser to try to stop the running suspect, who then allegedly pulled out a gun, police said.

Police shot the suspect and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators have not yet confirmed whether the suspect aimed or fired at the officers.

One police officer was taken to a hospital for an injury that was not life-threatening and was sustained in the pursuit. Police did not specify how the officer was injured.

The name of the suspect has not yet been released pending notification of his family.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting has been asked to call Menlo Park police at (650) 330-6300.

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