Bank robber killed in escape attempt

A male suspect involved in an armed robbery was killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officers in Lancaster on November 9th after the suspect’s thwarted escape led to a deputy-involved shooting.

The suspect robbed the Bank Of America on Bouquet Canyon before fleeing

The LASD first came into contact with the suspect when deputies responded to an armed robbery call at a Bank of America located at the 26800 block of North Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus.

Upon the deputies’ arrival, the suspect fled the location in his vehicle and traveled northbound on the Antelope Valley Freeway. After authorities punctured the suspect’s tires with a spike strip, the suspect exited the freeway at Lancaster.

The suspect led LASD deputies to a cul-de-sac on the 45900 block of Desert Springs Drive, where he stopped his vehicle. The suspect then refused to relinquish his weapon, even after officers issued several commands and implemented non-lethal weapons. Ultimately, the suspect fired his weapon at deputies, causing them to fire back and kill him.

The chase ended on a cul-de-sac in Lancaster, where the suspect refused to surrender

The suspect, whose name has yet to be released, was pronounced dead at the scene. No deputies were injured in the incident. As with any officer-involved shooting, separate investigations will be filed on the incident by various departments including the Los Angeles County District Attorney, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, and Sheriff’s Internal Affairs Bureau.

The LASD did not immediately return inquiries about the incident.

Updated: The Antelope Valley Times reported that the suspect was identified as Steven Bowman, 60 of Agua Dulce.

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Bank robber killed in escape attempt was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by admin
Categories: Los Angeles

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