March was a very busy and violent month. Here's another case that somehow skipped under the radar (until now).
Here's the original article:
EASTVALE: Police chase ends with suspect dead
Police and sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man in Eastvale Saturday morning, March 16, at the end of a high-speed freeway chase in which police and civilian cars were rammed.
The chase began at 5 a.m. on surface streets in Chino, with a fugitive sought by police fleeing at 90 miles per hour on three freeways until the suspect lost control on the west side of southbound Interstate 15 south of Highway 60.
The interchange was shut down for a time as the suspect ran away from the scene of the crash and climbed into a running semi truck and attempted to assault deputies, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department news release.
The suspect, who had rammed a sheriff’s patrol car and civilian vehicles, was fired at by deputies and Chino police officers in the 4200 block of Hamner Avenue west of I-15, the release said. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Homicde unit was called in to conduct an investigation.
As of 3 p.m., there were about six sheriff’s cars on the shoulder of the southbound I-15, just before the Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road where a vehicle that had crashed through fences and landscaping was sitting upside down behind an industrial park.
Yellow crime scene tape was strung across a length of the dirt shoulder and a hole in a fence. What appeared to be a black pickup truck was sitting upside down and leaking fluids about 30 feet beyond the hole.
As of 3 p.m. no evidence of an investigation was seen along Hamner Avenue.
Anyone witnessing the incident or anyone with additional information should contact Sergeant J. Billings in the Homicide Division at 909-387-3589.
And here's the follow-up:
EASTVALE: Man killed by police was Ontario resident
BY RICHARD BROOKS STAFF WRITER March 17, 2013; 11:07 AM
A 50-year-old Ontario man is the person shot dead by San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies and Chino police following a police chase that ended in Eastvale after crashes with civilian vehicles and a patrol car.
Jeffrey Langenhorst died at the scene of the 5:26 a.m. gunfire Saturday, March 16, in an industrial area along the 4200 block of Hamner Avenue, say Riverside County coroner’s officials.
The pursuit began about 5 a.m. along the streets of Chino where police began chasing a man investigators described as a wanted fugitive who led officers along three freeways until the suspect lost control along the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 south of Highway 60.
The interchange was closed temporarily as the suspect ran away from the crash and jumped into a tractor-trailer truck and attempted to assault deputies, sheriff’s investigators said in a written statement.
On Sunday, sheriff’s officials said Langenhorst was wanted on a federal arrest warrant, but no details were available.