Yucca Valley Fatal Carjacking; Suspect Killed in Shootout with Cops

David Reese

Yucca Valley Fatal Carjacking; Suspect Killed in Shootout with Cops

CREATED May. 9, 2013

YUCCA VALLEY - San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials say a man was fatally shot in an attempted carjacking in Yucca Valley near Highway 62 and Warren Vista Avenue this morning.  An off-duty officer was on-scene and reported the crime. 

The suspects took off from the scene in a car and were spotted by the California Highway Patrol in Banning.   A pursuit began and continued west on the 10 Freeway, ending near the Waterman exit.   There the suspects engaged in a shootout with the CHP officers.  One suspect was killed, another injured.  A CHP officer was shot in the leg but is expected to be ok.

KMIR 6 News Reporter Matt Vanderveer is in Yucca Valley and will update this story throughout the evening as he learns more.

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