DHS Officers Fatally Shoot Local Man After Car Chase
DESERT HOT SPRINGS - A car theft suspect was shot and killed by officers in Desert Hot Springs early Thursday morning. Police are still searching for another suspect who ran off.
24-Year-Old Eulizez Rodriguez of Desert Hot Springs was shot after he and another man allegedly led police on a chase through Desert Hot Springs.
The incident began shortly after midnight when a resident reported their car stolen. A short time later, officers spotted the car and tried to pull it over. The driver took off...leading officers on a chase. The suspects abandoned the vehicle near El Cajon Drive. When officers confronted Rodriguez, an officer involved shooting took place. The suspect was taken to hospital where he died.
Police set up a perimeter to try to find the other suspect, who is only described as a male wearing dark clothing.
KMIR6's Matt Vanderveer is at the scene and will have reaction from neightbors tonight on KMIR6 News at 5 & 6pm.