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Police Chase Ends When Deputies Shoot Driver From A Helicopter

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A police chase that shut down the 215 Freeway near Devore ended when authorities fatally shot the driver from a helicopter.

The chase began today at about 12:30 p.m. in Fontana, KTLA reports. The chase began when police attempted to stop a man driving a Chevy Tahoe in connection to an earlier report of a home robbery. The man raced down side streets at speeds exceeding 100 mph before getting on the northbound 215 going the wrong way. The chase ended when the driver sideswiped another car, then got out of his car near Little League Drive in Devore. He was fatally shot by deputies who were inside a San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department helicopter following the chase.

The Tahoe, however, remained in motion after the driver abandoned it, and it and struck a Dodge Durango. The passengers in that car have been transported to the hospital and their condition is not known at this time.

The 215 remains closed in the area with no timeframe given for when it will reopen. Drivers will be diverted off the 215 at Palm Avenue.

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