Colton Police Shoot, Kill Another Man After Car Theft Chase

SAN BERNARDINO – Police will continue investigating an officer-involved shooting, the second incident in less than a month, when a man suspected of stealing a car was killed after a chase ended on Tuesday morning.

The shooting occurred on San Francisco Street near Pacific in Highland

An unidentified man was driving what police said was a stolen car at 11:17 a.m. Originally spotted at the intersection of 9th and G streets, police pursued the suspect through San Bernardino, winding up in Highland at San Francisco and Pacific streets. Officers fired at the suspect at 11:30 a.m. in that residential area, striking the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the driver had rammed one of the patrol cars, which led to the shooting. The stolen car was a green Honda sedan.

Colton Police Detective Ray Mendez said officers used a department procedure to stop the stolen car. “A pit maneuver was used,” he said. “The driver rammed police cars in an attempt to flee, officers fatally wounded the suspect.” Police also took into possession dogs that were inside the car. It was not known if the dogs were also stolen.

It was the second officer-involved killing during July in which a man was shot by police. On July 11, Tremayne Marshawn Williams, 27, of Rialto, died when Colton police pulled him over in San Bernardino at the intersection of Pepper Ave. and Mill St. In that case, Mendez said Williams put the car in reverse, attempting to ram two police cars in an apparent attempt to hit the officers. One of the two unnamed officers opened fire, striking Williams who died at the scene. A woman who was riding in the car with Williams suffered minor injuries.

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Colton Police Shoot, Kill Another Man After Car Theft Chase was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by admin
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