Police fatally shoot armed man in Southern California
Officers from the Beaumont Police Department spotted the mans vehicle and pursued him along Interstate 10 toward Palm Springs.The man shot at the Beaumont officers who were pursuing him on the freeway, the sheriffs department said.
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Police shot and killed a man who was armed with a rifle early Thursday morning in Southern California, authorities said.
The man's name was not immediately released by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. No officers were injured in the shooting.
The department would not say what prompted the officer to perform the traffic stop in Banning, which is located about 85 miles (137 kilometers) east of Los Angeles.
The officer's vehicle was struck by gunfire and the suspect drove away, authorities said. Officers from the Beaumont Police Department spotted the man's vehicle and pursued him along Interstate 10 toward Palm Springs.
The man shot at the Beaumont officers who were pursuing him on the freeway, the sheriff's department said. The suspect exited the freeway and stopped his vehicle on an off-ramp.
The officers and deputies' names were not immediately released and it was not immediately clear how many bullets they fired.
The man was found dead inside his vehicle, as was his rifle, the sheriff's department said. AP RAX RAX RAX
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