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Saturday September 19th, 2015 :: 05:25 p.m. PDT


UPDATE Muscoy Felony Evading/Officer Involved Shooting/Traffic Collision - suspect is Nicholas Alan Johnson, age 32

DATE/TIME: September 18, 2015

INCIDENT: Felony Evading/Officer Involved Shooting/Traffic Collision

LOCATION: 215 Freeway/Little League Drive, Muscoy

VICTIM(S): 1 adult male, 1 adult female, 13 year old male

SUSPECT(S): Nicholas Alan Johnson, age 32 of Fontana

UPDATE - Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 5:20 p.m.
The suspect has been identified as Nicholas Alan Johnson, age 32 a resident of Fontana.

On Friday, September 18, 2015, deputies from the Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division were attempting to take a home invasion robbery suspect into custody, when a pursuit was initiated that ended on the northbound 215 freeway.

The home invasion occurred in Devore on Thursday, September 17th. Deputies identified the suspect driving a beige Tahoe and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspect refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated at approximately 12:49 p.m. The pursuit continued through Fontana and San Bernardino, reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour with the suspect running several stop signs and red lights, narrowly missing several pedestrians. The suspect then entered the northbound 215 freeway traveling southbound at a high rate of speed into oncoming traffic continuing to jeopardize the safety of the public. A deputy from the Sheriff’s Aviation Division fired at the suspect’s vehicle, striking it several times. The suspect jumped out of the moving vehicle and ran a few yards before collapsing on the side of the roadway. The suspect vehicle continued moving forward and collided with an uninvolved blue SUV. There were three occupants in the vehicle who received injuries and were transported to a local area hospital for treatment. The adult male and 13 year old juvenile male were treated and released from the hospital. The adult female remains hospitalized and is recovering from her injuries.

The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. The suspect was struck by gunfire prior to jumping out of the moving vehicle. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division responded to the location and are conducting the investigation. The northbound freeway remained closed and was later reopened on Saturday, September 19th at approximately 7:30 a.m.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Chuck Phillips or Sergeant John Gaffney of the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail at (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or the We-Tip website at

Refer: Detective Chuck Phillips or Sergeant John Gaffney

Station: Specialized Investigation Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909) 387-3589

Case No. H#2015-083/011504191

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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San Bernardino, CA 92408

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