Suspects in gun thefts fatally shot

first_imgA San Bernardino police cruiser drove by as the suspects squealed away in their getaway car, a black Acura Legend, starting an eight-minute car chase that surpassed 90 mph. The cars careened through the streets of San Bernardino until the suspects trapped themselves in a cul-de-sac on Third Street in Highland. One police car T-boned the Acura as it rounded the cul-de-sac. The suspects bailed out of the car, pointing guns at the officers while one tried to hide in a large bin. An officer yelled “Shots fired!” before San Bernardino police fired their weapons, striking three of the men and shattering all four side windows of the Acura. The incident happened less than 10 hours after Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is sending a team of federal agents to San Bernardino to combat violent crime and take illegal firearms off the streets. Susan Raichel, ATF spokeswoman, said it is crimes like these that highlight the importance of the Violent Crime Impact Team initiative. “It keeps guns out of the hands of the wrong types of people that commit violent crime resulting in an unnecessary loss of life,” she said. “We’re taking away their tools of terrors.” Police said they do not know why the men wanted the weapons. San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies were still investigating the scene at 1 p.m. Saturday. They customarily handle officer-involved shootings and also provide police service to Highland. The suspects might be responsible for several other Inland Empire robberies, said Lt. Rick Moyer. Officials suspect the men who robbed Turner’s in San Bernardino might also be responsible for the robbery of Turner’s in Riverside last month. ATF is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the Riverside case. Three masked men stormed into the store just before closing time May 10 and stole 20 handguns in a minute and a half. Those guns have yet to be recovered. Police believe they recovered all of the stolen weapons in San Bernardino, but an ATF agent will inventory all guns at Turner’s to ensure none were lost in the chase. “We recovered 75 guns and you think, `Holy moley, did we just prevent 75 homicides?”‘ Raichel said. [email protected] (909) 386-3887160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Two of the four men suspected of stealing an arsenal of handguns from a San Bernardino gun shop were shot dead by police Friday during a shootout that followed a high-speed chase. Tobari Barnes, 26, of West Covina died at the scene. The other three suspects were arrested and taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where 20-year-old Isaiah Henderson of Diamond Bar died after surgery. Police refused to identify the other two suspects. No officers were wounded during the gunfight. Four men burst into Turner’s Outdoorsman on West Orange Show Road at 8:40 p.m. Friday – just before quitting time – and held at least two clerks at gunpoint while stuffing 75 rifles, shotguns and handguns into black duffel bags. last_img

ECB ask Pietersen to stay away from Modi

first_imgThe England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has asked Kevin Pietersen to stay away from suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi after the two were spotted before the first Test against Pakistan at Trent Bridge.According to a report published in The Telegraph, Pietersen was approached by ECB’s senior management after the second Test against pakistan at Edgbaston where he scored an innings of 80 runs.”Kevin Pietersen has been warned by the England and Wales Cricket Board against having more meetings with Lalit Modi, the defrocked former commissioner of the Indian Premier League, after they were seen together in London before the first Test with Pakistan at Trent Bridge,” the report said.In May, ECB chairman Giles Clarke had circulated an email warning county chairman and chief executives against meeting Modi until he is cleared by the BCCI displinary committee.When asked about his meeting with Modi, Pietersen, who will have met him while playing for Bangalore Royal Challengers in the IPL, told the ECB that he had simply hooked up with an old mate for a beer, the report said.last_img read more