Armed Robbery Suspects Flee, Crash, One Dead

Armed Robbery Suspects Flee, Crash, One Dead

SAN BERNARDINO – An armed robbery suspect, who fired at a robbery victim, died from wounds suffered in a single car crash after a high speed chase early Friday morning.

On Monday, police identified the suspect, Jamel James Miller, 25, of San Bernardino as the man who died in the crash.

Police said that three suspects, including two unidentified juveniles, assaulted a victim at the 500 block of West 8th St. after midnight, demanding his property. Brandishing a firearm, the victim, Dorian Perkins, 35, of San Bernardino, complied. “He gave over his personal property,” said San Bernardino Police Lt. Rich Lawhead.

One suspect, said reports, fired a single shot at Perkins, missing, then fled the area in a black Ford Explorer with yellow dealer license plates. When police checked the area for the suspect’s vehicle, eventually locating it in the area of Baseline St. and Cedar Ave., the suspects fled from officers. The pursuit reached speeds at approximately 100 miles-per-hour.

The suspect vehicle’s driver eventually lost control of the Explorer and crashed into the county area of Baseline St. and Elm in neighboring Highland. The Explorer rolled over, according to county coroner reports, at 12:30 a.m. The single car collision, said Lawhead, resulted in Miller’s death. The other two suspects, both juveniles ages 13 and 17, were arrested and taken to Juvenile Hall, said Lawhead. They suffered minor injuries from the crash, he said.

Lawhead said a shotgun, a flare gun and expended shot was recovered from the Explorer along with property that belonged to Perkins.

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