Suspect dead after ramming, shooting at police during semi truck pursuit

Yucca Valley

California police say that a person driving a semi truck was killed by gunfire during a police pursuit in Yucca Valley on Sunday night.

A pursuit out of Apple Valley ends in a deputy involved shooting. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is now…

Posted by Leticia Juarez on Monday, September 30, 2019

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office says that the incident began at 9:39 p.m. on September 29 when they received a call about a “suspicious” semi truck at a residence in Apple Valley.

When police responded and located the semi truck, the driver refused to yield for police and a pursuit began.

As the pursuit continued on Highway 247, a police helicopter joined the pursuit.

Police say that spike strips were deployed twice during the pursuit.

The suspect reportedly opened fire on the pursuing deputies and rammed a marked police vehicle as the pursuit continued on Highway 62.

Police say that the semi truck left the road at Highway 62 and Pinion.

Following a deputy-involved shooting, the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

One deputy suffered minor injuries during the pursuit. The injuries were not a result of gunfire.

The identity of the deceased suspect has not yet been released.

The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office says that homicide investigators responded to the scene and that the incident remains under investigation.

You can see cellphone video of the pursuit in the report below.