One Dead After Pursuit Ends With Shots Fired in San Bernardino
The pursuit began in the Banning area and continued on the 10 Freeway
A pursuit through San Bernardino started when deputies responded to a shooting in a mall parking lot. A man was fatally shot in his car while trying to get away from two would-be carjackers. Patrick Healy reports from Yucca Valley for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on May 9, 2013.
A pursuit in San Bernardino County ended Thursday afternoon with an exchange of gunfire that killed one subject and wounded a California Highway Patrol officer.
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The pursuit ended near the 10 Freeway at Waterman Avenue and Hospitality Lane (map). San Bernardino County fire-rescue crews responded to the location at about 12:30 p.m.
A California Highway Patrol officer suffered a "graze wound" in the exchange of gunfire, according to the CHP. A witness told NBC4 the officer was transported in an ambulance.
"He is expected to survive," said Cindy Bachman of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
Details regarding the identity of the deceased subject were not immediately available, but witnesses told NBC4 the man exchanged gunfire with the officer after exiting the vehicle.
Aerial video showed a Chevy Impala crashed in a parking lot near the freeway.
A viewer image (right) sent to NBC4 showed a section of East Carnegie Drive blocked off by police tape and emergency vehicles.
About an hour before the shootout in San Bernardino, police believe the two men were responsible for a deadly shooting in Yucca Valley.
CHP spotted the suspects' car near Banning and pursued the vehicle along the 10 Freeway until the suspects exited in San Bernardino.
"Within 30 seconds there was probably between 40 to 60 police, sheriff and cop cars," witness Taylor Owens said.
Another witness, a bus driver who did not want to be identified, said the gunfire lasted as long as 60 seconds. One of the bullets hit the mirror outside his window.
"I didn't know if any more bullets hit the bus," the man said. "My concern was the passengers, so I moved the bus down the block."