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OAKLAND, Calif. -- A suspected serial robber who was wanted for questioning in two San Rafael heists was shot to death by police in Oakland.
Andrew Marcus Gonzalez, 21, was shot Saturday after he crashed his carjacked vehicle into a police cruiser at East Seventh Street and 29th Avenue near Interstate 880, then tried to flee authorities.
He clearly was demonstrating his disregard for safety and his ability to freely break the law by use of violence, said Oakland police Officer Roland Holmgren. He was not going to stop until he got away, or something got in his path.
Gonzalez was a suspect in a spree of robberies, burglaries and chases throughout Northern California, including two robberies in Fairfield, one robbery in Alameda, one robbery in San Bruno and a carjacking in Richmond.
Based on Gonzalez s physical description and alleged robbery tactics, San Rafael police also were seeking him for questioning in two heists in the Canal area - an April 18 robbery at the Motel 6 and an April 20 robbery at the City Hall Records music company.
Gonzalez was not officially named a suspect in the San Rafael robberies, and those investigations are still open.
Police said Gonzalez might also have been responsible for a burglary and auto theft late last month in the Strawberry area.
Read more San Rafael stories at the IJ s San Rafael page.
MediaNews Group contributed to this report.