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Suspect killed after Yucca Valley deputy-involved shootings

A suspect died after being struck by gunfire during a deputy-involved shooting in Yucca Valley Monday morning.

UPDATE: Pursuit suspect fatally shot by deputies in Yucca Valley identified

The incident followed a pursuit that began in Apple Valley Sunday night, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

At 9:39 p.m., Sunday, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Victor Valley station responded to a report of a possible burglary at a home in the Apple Valley area. Deputies gathered information from the reporting party on the incident and located the vehicle, the cab of a semi-truck.

The truck failed to yield, and a pursuit followed onto Highway 247. The Sheriff’s Aviation team was called in to assist, and spike strips were deployed twice to attempt to halt the suspect vehicle.

During the pursuit, the suspect fired on deputies multiple times, and the first of three deputy-involved shootings occurred. The first involved the Sheriff’s Aviation unit.

After this, the semi-truck crashed into a Sheriff’s patrol vehicle when the pursuit shifted to Highway 62.

After the collision, the second deputy-involved shooting occurred. After the vehicle crashed off the side of the road near Highway 62 and Pinon, the third deputy-involved shooting occurred.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect was struck during the second shooting incident, and was pronounced dead on the scene.

One deputy sustained non-gunfire-related injuries that did not require medical attention. Homicide investigators have responded to the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, Highway 62 was closed for hours as traffic was redirected through nearby residential streets.

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