Stolen Vehicle Suspect Killed In Fontana Officer Involved Shooting

FONTANA (CBS) — A man was killed in an officer involved shooting after failing to pullover during a traffic stop in Fontana Saturday.

Fontana police said officers attempted to stop a reported stolen vehicle around 3 p.m. in the area of Palmetto and Marygold avenues. The driver refused to yield and rammed his vehicle into the officer’s police car, officials said.

Police said one officer was fearful that the driver was trying to kill them so he opened fire in an attempt to stop the suspect. According to authorities, multiple rounds were fired and the suspect was pronounced dead on the scene. He was the only occupant in the vehicle.

The suspect’s identity has not been released pending notification of his family.

No officers were injured.


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