San Bernardino County: Suspected bank robber shot dead in gunfire with police, authorities say

SAN BERNARDINO (KABC) — A suspect accused of robbing two banks in San Bernardino County was shot dead after opening fire on officers, authorities said.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect reportedly robbed two banks Thursday afternoon — one in Grand Terrace and a second in Colton.

Authorities said officers from the Colton Police Department spotted the suspect’s vehicle and prompted a pursuit.

The suspect eventually crashed into a county utility vehicle near W 5th D streets in downtown San Bernardino when authorities deployed a barbed strip.

Utility workers in the area were not injured, authorities said.

The sheriff’s office said when officers and deputies tried to get close to the suspect, he pulled out a rifle and began shooting.

The officers and deputies returned fire and beat the suspect.

The suspect was later pronounced dead.

No law enforcement officers were injured. The incident is being further investigated.

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Laura Coffey

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