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Man Fatally Shot by Police on SoCal Freeway After Chase ID'd by Police

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    Courtesy San Bernardino Police Department
    Jonathan Larry Harden, 23, of Banning, was fatally shot by police after what officers described as an aggressive pursuit on Friday, Feb. 13.

     

    Police identified a man officers shot and killed in Southern California Friday after a dangerous pursuit through the Inland Empire.

     

    Jonathan Larry Harden, 23, was killed in a hail of bullets -- police didn't specify how many -- after allegedly trying to slam a stolen car into officers' vehicles, including right before officers shot him, the San Bernardino Police Department said in a detailed account of the incident released Saturday.

     

    The shooting, on the northbound 215 Freeway in Banning, was captured on camera by witnesses.

    Harden allegedly drove the stolen Scion XB at over 100 miles per hour as police pursued Friday afternoon, starting at about 1:43 p.m. The car was tracked down via a GPS device installed in it, police said.

    "Several times during the pursuit he attempted to strike officer’s vehicles with his vehicle," according to the press release.

    Police managed to spin the Scion twice -- the second time, Harden's vehicle "collided with the front of an officer's vehicle and shots were fired," according to the press release.

    Harden died at the scene, said police, who ask anyone with information about the incident to call 909-384-5628.