1 Dead, 1 Injured After Police Shooting Near Fast Food Restaurant … – NBC Southern California


Authorities are investigating a police shooting and pursuit in Fontana that the city’s police now say was tied to an undercover investigation into illegal assault weapon sales.
Several hours after the incident occurred at a fast food restaurant, the Eastbound 10 Freeway in the Redlands area of San Bernardino County was still a mess, with lanes shut down for the investigation.
Around 7 p.m., officers were approaching a car at a McDonalds — first reported to be a Jack in the Box — near the 15 Freeway and Sierra Avenue in Fontana, officer Steve Reed of the Fontana Police Department said.
When the officers approached the car, which had two people inside, an officer noticed a gun also inside the vehicle, Fontana Police said.
According to police, the driver of that car then rammed into an unmarked patrol car.
The police then fired shots at the car as it took off.
It is not clear whether the people in the car also fired shots, or if they did, whether they shot before or after police.

The car then left the scene, with police following, which started a pursuit. The chase ended near the eastbound 10 Freeway at exit for Tennessee Court in Redlands, after a PIT maneuver.
Drivers stuck in the backup caused by the pursuit’s end posted videos of the scene to CitizenApp.
The driver of the car, identified by police as 27-year-old Adolfo Quintana, was taken into custody.
According to police, Quintana is a convicted felon with a background that includes drug and firearm charges. He was on post-release supervision at the time of his arrest.
The male passenger in the car had been struck during the gunfire, and he later died.
His identity has not yet been released.
No officers were injured during the incident.
During a search of the car after the chase ended, police say they found an unregistered assault rifle.
The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department is handling the investigation, with the California Highway Patrol managing the scene Wednesday morning.
Traffic on the Eastbound 10 was being diverted to the Westbound 210 for the duration of the investigation. The freeway reopened around 6:15 Wednesday morning, after the car was towed away and the scene was cleared.


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