Yucca Valley Fatal Carjacking; Suspect Killed in Shootout with Cops
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.