A man who was apparently fleeing from the police was shot to death Thursday morning in a rural area, Mexicali Police said.

According to the authorities the incident occurred at 11:32 a.m. on the road that leads to the Islas Agrarias B area east of Mexicali.

The dead man was identified as Antonio Andrade, no age reported.

The police said agents observed a green 1990 Ford Ranger driven by the individual.

The authorities said the vehicle was apparently involved in two recent robberies.

So, police agents attempted to stop the driver, but the individual tried to flee.

The driver crashed close to an area cemetery and the vehicle ended up face to face with the patrol car.

The police said the individual brandished and shot at the police officers.

Agents opened fire against the driver, who later succumbed to the injuries caused.

Paramedics declared the man dead at the scene. No other details were immediately provided.

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