Suspect Killed by Police Identified

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the armed robbery suspect who was shot and killed following a pursuit and confrontation with authorities on Tuesday. 48-year-old Dawn Elika Center, of Redwood Valley was identified as the suspect in the case. The armed robbery occurrd Tuesday morning when Center took a Chevrolet Camaro from an Auto Plaza in Ukiah. After she crashed the Camero, Center reportedly exited the vehicle holding a handgun, and confronted the deputies and officers. She was shot and died at the scene. No police were injured. Tthe three deputy sheriffs involved in the shooting incident have all be placed on paid administrative leave while the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office investigates.