Fontana police are investigating a police shooting that took place at a fast food restaurant in Fontana on Tuesday night, leading to a pursuit.
Several hours after the incident occurred, the Eastbound 10 Freeway in the Redlands area of San Bernardino County was still a mess, with lanes shut down for the investigation.
Around 7 p.m., officers were approaching a car at a Jack in the Box near the 15 Freeway and Sierra Avenue in Fontana, officer Steve Reed of the Fontana Police Department said.
When the officers approached the car, which had two people inside, an officer noticed a gun also inside the vehicle, Fontana Police said.
An “officer involved shooting” then took place. The reasons for the shooting, and the specific events that led to it, were not immediately made clear by police. It is not clear whether the people in the car also fired shots, or if they did, whether they shot before or after police.
The car then left the scene, starting the pursuit. The pursuit ended near the eastbound 10 Freeway at exit for Tennessee Court in Redlands, after a PIT maneuver.
Drivers stuck in the backup caused by the pursuit’s end posted videos of the scene to CitizenApp.
The driver of the car was taken into custody, and the passenger in the car was declared dead at the scene.
No details on how that person died have been released yet, but initial information from police said that person was shot.
The identities of the two men are not yet known.
No officers were injured during the incident.
The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department is handling the investigation, with the California Highway Patrol managing the scene Wednesday morning.
Traffic on the Eastbound 10 was being diverted to the Westbound 210 for the duration of the investigation.
Source: NBC Los Angeles
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