Homeowner shoots, kill suspect after man breaks into California home, steals car

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A man is dead following a high speed chase and carjacking in Janesville, California.

According to CHP - Susanville, dispatch started to receive multiple reports of a reckless driver in a U-Haul pick-up truck in the area of the Honey Lake Rest Area, north of Reno at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 9.

Police were able to locate the man a short time later travelling southbound near County Road A3. Authorities say the man was travelling at speeds of upwards of 105 mph on US-395 near Honey Lake.

The officer lost sight of the suspect a short time later due to excessive speeds.

Police located the suspect's vehicle on northbound Ponderosa Boulevard. The officer then contacted the man who refused to obey commands.

The man fled from authorities which ensued a chase with police.

CHP - Susanville says the man lost control of his truck during the pursuit in the area of Ponderosa Boulevard and Hicks Road causing a crash. The man struck a car travelling southbound causing injuries.

The man left the scene of the crash on foot and entered a residential area on the south side of Hicks Road.

Authorities say the man armed himself and broke into a nearby home.

When the man was inside the unknown residence, he was able to get away with a set of car keys.

The suspect then left the home in the stolen vehicle.

The homeowner armed himself with a handgun and confronted the man.

Police say the homeowner fired a single shot at the man after he lurched at him in the stolen vehicle.

The male suspect was pronounced dead on the scene. His identity has not yet been released.

This is a developing story. Check back with us for updates.

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