Calif. Gunman Killed After Shooting 2 Hostages In Trunk

Source: Michael Winter / USA Today

California police killed a homicide suspect when he shot two hostages in his trunk after a hour-long chase and shootout in the Mojave Desert on Friday.

The unidentified suspect, who was being sought for a pre-dawn slaying and assault, posted to Facebook during the chase, which began inRidgecrest, about 150 miles north of Los Angeles, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said at a news conference, KERO-TV reported.

The gunman had earlier called police and threatened to kill officers and “wreak havoc.”

Police shot the gunman dead about 8:15 a.m. when he pulled over on U.S. Route 395, several miles north of Highway 58, and fired into the trunk, wounding a man and woman inside, KABC-TV reported.

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