Man killed by officer during Woodland hostage situation is ID'd

WOODLAND - A disturbance at a Woodland convenience store culminated in an officer-involved shooting Friday morning.

The Yolo County coroner identified the man killed as 26-year-old Brandon Lee Macias Jimenez of Woodland.

In a press release, Woodland police Lt. Anthony Cucchi stated officers responded to a report of a man brandishing a gun at the QuikStop Market at 1400 East Main Street around 1:56 a.m.

The man fled the scene with a woman before officers arrived, Cucchi said.

Arriving officers searched the area and found a man and woman on Thomas Street matching the descriptions provided from the market incident.

"When they tried to speak to the male, he pulled out a pistol and grabbed the female and pointed the pistol at the female's head, holding her hostage," Woodland police Sgt. Brett Hancock explained.

Officers said the man refused to drop the gun. As he held the gun to the woman's head, police said they were forced to shoot him once to protect the woman.

Macias Jimenez was declared dead at the scene.

Neither the woman, nor any police officers were injured during the altercation.

Police said the man and the woman knew each other, although they wouldn't comment on the exact nature of their relationship. They said it doesn't appear the woman was forced to leave the QuikStop with him.

QuikStop owner Bik Sram said he provided Woodland police with surveillance footage to help with their investigation.

"This is very terrible and shocking," Sram said. "Everyday we go to bed, we just pray to God nothing like that should happen to anyone."

Woodland police said Macias Jimenez was known to their department.

Anyone with information about this incident was encouraged to contact the Woodland Police Department at (530) 661-7800 or (530) 666-2411.


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