The chase began in Turlock just after 6 a.m. when officers tried to pull over a wanted suspect. But the driver didn't stop and then led officers onto southbound Highway 99.
Investigators say just north of Delhi the man jumped from the car and ran, trying to carjack a vehicle. Officers shot and killed the suspect when they say he opened fire on the driver of the car he tried to steal.
One officer was injured in the incident but he has been released from the hospital. The identity of the suspect has not been released.