A man alleges of fatally shot his wife is dead, along with his 15-year-old daughter, after a shootout with police in California. Sheriff Shannon Dicus of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said during a press information Tuesday that the chain of circumstances began with homicide; the suspect was detected as Anthony John Graziano.
Command believe Graziano had his daughter Savannah, 15, with him after the circumstance, which led to an Amber Alert being expressed by the Fontana Police Department. The alert, which added detail on Graziano’s vehicle, was later sent to the California Highway Patrol, Dicus said.
At 10:25 a.m. local time Tuesday, police accepted a phone call from anyone who said they consider they saw Graziano’s car. Barstow deputies appear in the area, on Highways 395 and 58, and “caught the suspect vehicle,” Dicus said.
“A pursuit ensued, and as a result of that pursuit, the suspect immediately starts firing at our substitute, putting several rounds through the windshield of the patrol unit,” said Dicus.
He added that the pursuit advance down Highway 58 to I-15 near Glenwood. At that point, a second patrol car appear. The suspect was firing back at our deputies the entire time,” Dicus said, adding that the suspect shot the second car, causing it “to become disabled.”
According to People report The shootout went further down I-15 near Victorville and Hesperia, where the suspect was “continually shooting back at the deputies during that period of time.” Still, on I-15, the suspect veered off the road, and multiple patrol cars tried to contain him.
“As a result of that, a firefight follows. During that firefight, the suspect vehicle comes to rest — at which time a suspect exits the passenger side of the vehicle draining tactical gear,” Dicus said. “That subject starts to run towards Sheriff’s Deputies and during the gunfire goes down.