San Bernardino father and daughter die in shootout with deputies – The Washington Post
Police say Anthony Graziano shot his estranged wife and fled with his 15-year-old daughter, Savannah. A vehicle chase ended in gunfire, and Graziano was killed, as well as a passenger who ran toward the officers.
A 911 caller reported seeing the suspect’s Nissan Frontier around Barstow on Tuesday, and deputies chased the truck for around 45 miles (70 kilometers). The suspect shot several rounds through a patrol car’s windshield and later disabled a second pursuing vehicle, and a firefight ensued.
The sheriff said the investigation is in its earliest stages and that the 15-year-old girl “may have also been involved in some of the fire exchange.” One deputy was injured by shrapnel.
Police found a woman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds near a Fontana elementary school on Monday, and later identified the victim as 45-year-old Tracy Martinez. The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for Martinez’s teenage daughter, Savannah.
On Tuesday about 10:25 a.m., deputies chased Graziano’s truck eastbound on Highway 58 and southbound on Interstate 15 toward Victorville, where Graziano shot and killed a person wearing tactical gear. The person was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Dicus said the passenger may have fired back at the deputies, but both Graziano and Savannah are dead.
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