SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — A body found inside a car in the Angelus Oaks area was identified overnight as that of a suspect allegedly involved in a shootout with a deputy on Friday.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies said in a department statement that the Brian David Forrett was discovered in the driver’s seat of his white Buick with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
According to the statement, the 52-year-old had also sustained additional gunshot wounds to his body.
The vehicle was discovered Saturday behind some brush off Highway 38 near mile marker 22.
Authorities say Forrett had been on the run after allegedly opening firing on a deputy in Yucaipa on Friday and ramming a sheriff’s car with his vehicle before fleeing.
Forrett had also been named “a person of interest” in the murder of 79-year-old Wanda Rose Heczko who was killed in Riverside on Feb. 6.
According to KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz, Forrett had rented a room from Heczko.
An autopsy is expected to be performed on the body to determine an exact cause of death, deputies said.
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