High speed chase in Atwater after man shot

FRESNO, Calif.

Atwater police say a 21-year-old man was shot and killed on Bellevue Road near Stone Creek Drive. A nearby officer saw a car with no license plate speeding away from the area.

The officer was able to stop the car near Bellevue Road and Santa Fe Road but as he approached the vehicle, the driver sped away.

The officer chased the car into the city of Merced, at speeds of over 100 miles per hour but because of safety concerns the officer was forced to slow down, and the other driver got away.

The suspect escaped in what's being described as a gold, mid 90's Cadillac Deville. The shooting is believed to be gang related.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Atwater Police Department.

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