Man shot to death after firing on Fontana police, CHP says – San Bernardino Sun

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A driver being pursued by Fontana police opened fire on them and died when police shot back late Friday, Oct. 23, the California Highway Patrol said.

The eastbound 10 Freeway near Tippecanoe Avenue in Loma Linda was expected to remain closed through about noon Saturday for the investigation, Caltrans announced on Twitter.

No officers were injured, Fontana police Officer Richard Guerrero said Saturday.

The pursuit began about 11:30 p.m. when Fontana police went looking for a man who was wanted for a previous crime, California Highway Patrol Officer Ramon Duran told KTLA/5 at the scene. Officer found him in Colton, but he drove off when police tried to pull him over, Duran said.

The chase continued on the northbound 215 to the eastbound 10 until the suspect’s car became disabled. The driver came out of the car firing at officers, prompting them to shoot back, Duran said. Images from the scene showed that the man died there.

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