By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (Information and Press Release):
Picture: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (Courtesy):
Barstow, California: The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has released publicly information regarding a police pursuit that ended along northbound Interstate 15 just south of Outlet Center Drive on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 in a shooting that left an officer injured and suspect dead.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at 2:40 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officers were asked to take over a pursuit that was initiated with the Chino Police Department involving a stolen vehicle.
The pursuit entered the freeway in Chino and CHP took over as it continued onto I-15 North toward the Cajon pass, Victorville, and into the Barstow area.
The pursuit ended just before 4 a.m., with shots fired on the northbound I-15 South of Outlet Center Drive.
The suspect and an officer were struck by gunfire.
CPR was performed on the suspect but despite lifesaving efforts, the suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The suspect is only described as a white male adult and age 35, and his name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The officer was transported to a local area hospital for treatment, his injury is not believed to be life-threatening.
Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department – Specialized Investigations Division responded to conduct the investigation. Detectives have recovered a revolver at the scene, believed to belong to the suspect.
Interstate 15 northbound will be shut down for several hours while detectives conduct the investigation.
No additional information is being released at this time.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Tony Romero, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 387-3589.
Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or http://www.wetip.com.
Refer: Detective Tony Romero or Sergeant Troy Mooradian
Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail
Phone No. (909) 387-3589
Case No. DR#602000183 H#2020-117
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— San Bernardino County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) October 22, 2020