Failed carjacking leads to murder, chase and 1 dead suspect
Location: Five Star Gym at Town Center Mall in Yucca Valley
A high speed car chase that began in Yucca Valley ended with three people, including a CHP officer, being shot off Interstate 10 in San Bernadino.
According to the San Bernadino Sheriff's Office, one suspect was killed on scene and the other was taken to a hospital. Both suspects were men.
The CHP officer was only grazed, and taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
According to San Bernardino Sheriff's Department just around noon on Thursday police spotted a sliver Chevy Impala wanted in connection with a murder in Yucca Valley. When they attempted to pull the vehicle over, a chase ensued. The chase then moved to Interstate Ten through the Banning Pass ending in San Bernardino when the two suspects exited on Waterman Avenue just before 12:30 p.m.
The shooting in Yucca Valley apparently happened right outside the Five Star Gym at the Town Center Mall at around 11:40 a.m. The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department confirm that it all began as a failed carjacking in the gym parking lot.
Witnesses at the scene say that there was some sort of altercation between the suspects and the murder victim. The suspects were demanding that he get out of his car, the man did not comply and that is when the shooting took place.
The victim has still not be identified at this time. Police are still at both crime scenes, and the investigation is still ongoing. Check back later for updates.
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