Manhunt Moves Into Mountain Resort Town

Police believe the alleged gunman may be heading to his father's Wrightwood home to hurt or possibly kill him

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    A manhunt went into its second day as the search for a gunman who outran dozens of SWAT officers, two helicopters and search dogs continued in San Bernardino County. Police believe the man may be heading to his father's Wrightwood home to hurt or possibly kill him. Jacob Rascon reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014.

    A manhunt went into its third day Saturday as the search for a gunman who outran dozens of SWAT officers, two helicopters and search dogs continued in San Bernardino County, officials said.

    The man, believed to be Curtis Nolan Evan, allegedly led police on a high-speed pursuit Thursday night through Rialto, Fontana and up Lytle Creek, where he lost control of his truck and rolled down an embankment, according to the Rialto Police Department.

    "That vehicle rolled over several times," Rialto Police Cpl. Gary Cunningham said. "I'm surprised he even got out of the vehicle."

    Evan then allegedly fled with at least one handgun, police said.

    A second handgun, a bullet-proof vest, camping and rock-climbing gear and methamphetamine were found where his car crashed, police said.

    He may have hiked more than 10 miles away and 2,000 feet upward from Lytle Creek to the mountain resort town of Wrightwood, where police believe Evan could try to hurt or kill his father and then himself, police said.

    Rialto police have already filed a case against Evan in connection with the search. He could face charges of felony possession of a firearm, felony evading and possession of a controlled substance.

    "We are actively searching for him and still believe he is armed and dangerous," Rialto Police Capt. Randy De Anda said.

    Residents in the area were urged to call police if they see anything suspicious.

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