Fontana Police Department officers shot and killed a man who allegedly fired shots at them on the Interstate 10 Freeway in Loma Linda on Oct. 23, according to the California Highway Patrol.
At about 11:21 p.m., the officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a silver Kia Optima near the intersection of Fairway Drive at Sperry Drive in Colton. The 28-year-old driver of the Kia was a known suspect wanted in a recent criminal case, the CHP said.
The driver failed to yield, at which point a pursuit ensued, and police followed the Kia as it eventually entered eastbound I-10. The Kia subsequently came to a stop on the freeway near Tippecanoe Avenue.
As the pursuit ended, the driver got out of the Kia and an exchange of gunfire occurred between the driver and Fontana P.D. officers.
Due to the suspect-driver being struck by gunfire, San Bernardino County Fire Department and American Medical Response were called to the scene. Despite lifesaving efforts, the driver was pronounced deceased at the location. The identity of the deceased was being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
There were no reported injuries to the officers or witnesses on scene.
Investigators from the CHP, Inland Division Investigative Services Unit and Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team responded to the area of the shooting to conduct the investigation.
The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact the CHP at (909) 806-2400 or InlandISU@chp.ca.gov.