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Bank robber and hostage dead after high speed chase

Posted at 11:40 PM, Jul 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-16 23:50:28-04

STOCKTON, Cali. -- A bank robber and a hostage are dead after a high speed chase in Stockton, California.

During that pursuit multiple shots were exchanged with officers. Police say there was no movement in the vehicle as officers approached the vehicle.

Witnesses describe mostly police gunfire on the suspect’s SUV as the chase came to an end.

The car could be seen with a blue tarp covering it, amid helicopter, police cars and emergency responders.

Stockton Police Officer Joe Silva released details in a  reported bank robbery attempt that led to an hour-long police chase involving hostages.

Three armed men walked into a Bank of the West branch on Thornton Road around 2 p.m., Silva said. They left with three women at gunpoint.

According to Officer Silva, the SUV led officers on a chase that lasted between 45 minutes to an hour. At one point, Silva says a hostage was shot and thrown from the car.

This is a developing story. Read more on our Sacramento affiliate's website.