Breaking News!!: Devore, CA: Police pursuit ends in crash and officer involved shooting on Interstate 215.
All lanes of northbound Interstate 215 in Devore, California is closed after a police pursuit ends in a crash and an officer involved shooting.
The police pursuit began at around 1:00pm PT on Friday, September 18th, 2015 in Fontana, California.
According to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Olivia Bozek, authorities initially tried to pull over a suspect involved in a home invasion and was under surveillance by a special enforcement team.
The suspect refused to pull over and led authorities on a police pursuit reaching speeds as high as 100 mph.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Olivia Bozek, the suspect vehicle drove southbound along the northbound lanes of Interstate 215.
As the suspect bailed out of the vehicle on the wrong side of the interstate, the suspect’s vehicle crashed into another oncoming vehicle on northbound Interstate 215 at the Little League Drive overpass.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect was shot by a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Helicopter and the suspect later died.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Helicopter was following the suspect during the police pursuit.
Bullet holes can be seen on the driver side of the suspect’s vehicle’s front window.
At least 3 people inside the other vehicle were transported to a nearby hospital, but the extent of their injuries is unknown.
The crash on northbound Interstate 215 at the Little League Drive overpass has closed all lanes of northbound Interstate 215 at Palm Avenue in Devore, California and traffic is backed up to Interstate 210.
As the investigation is ongoing, authorities have not given an estimate on how long northbound Interstate 215 would be closed.
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