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How a ‘mature’ man who was shot and killed by police at a car rental company may have helped others who needed help

A man shot and fatally shot by a Berkeley police officer on a downtown street Tuesday night may have assisted others in the past that needed help, police said.

The suspect, whose name has not been released, was killed after he opened fire on a car driven by a 21-year-old Berkeley man who police say was a friend of a friend, police spokeswoman Officer Stephanie Vaughn said in a news release.

The shooting was captured on surveillance video by a nearby business.

Vaughn said investigators have yet to determine if the 21-years-old driver was targeted.

The car, which had a tinted window, is parked in the parking lot of the parking garage on North Broadway between Montgomery and State streets.

Vaughn added that no arrests have been made.

The Berkeley Police Department does not release details about officers’ use of force, including whether they are using force against people who are not officers.