Published On: Sun, Sep 20th, 2015

Police helicopter sniper hits suspect fleeing by car

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Police sniper in helicopter hits suspect in moving car

A driver who led authorities on a 100-mph freeway chase was struck by gunfire from a San Bernardino County sheriff’s helicopter before dying.

(NEWSER) – A driver who led authorities on a 100-mph freeway chase was struck by gunfire from a San Bernardino County sheriff’s helicopter before dying. The shooting was the seventh from a sheriff’s helicopter since the mid-1980s, when deputies began receiving regular training in using weapons from the air, spokeswoman Jodi Miller said. The last occurred in 2001. Friday’s chase began in Devore, east of Los Angeles, when deputies tried to pull over a man believed to have committed a home invasion robbery there a day earlier, authorities said. The beige Chevrolet Tahoe instead led deputies on an afternoon chase through neighboring cities at 100mph or more. The SUV blew through stop signs and red lights, narrowly missed pedestrians, and then began heading the wrong way on northbound Interstate 215.

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