Teenage Girl and Fugitive Father Killed in California Police Shootout

A 15-year-old girl and her fugitive father who abducted her were killed in a highway shootout with police in California on Tuesday, officials said.

Savannah Graziano was running towards San Bernardino County sheriffs in tactical gear as officers shot her father, Anthony John Graziano, who is wanted in the murder of Savannah’s mother.

San Bernardino County Sheriff Shannon Dicus said Savannah may be responsible for some of the bullets fired.

“There may be indications that the passenger in the vehicle, which we believe is Savannah, may have been involved in part of the firefight,” Dicus said at a news conference, calling the matter of “very complex”.

“There may be reports that the passenger was involved in shootings at MPs and we are still trying to confirm that at this stage.”

Dicus did not specify whether it was the bullets fired by the police or those of the girl’s own father who killed her.

Savannah was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead. His father was killed at the scene, said the police on Twitter.

Savannah Graziano was killed as she ran towards police in tactical gear.
Fontana City Police Department via AP

Police said it would take “at least 24 hours” for new information to emerge due to the large area where the bullets were fired.

Graziano had been on the run since Monday morning after allegedly killing his wife, Tracy Martinez, with multiple gunshots in Fontana, California.

He got away with Savannah in a Nissan Frontier. An Amber Alert was issued warning that Graziano was armed and dangerous.

This undated photo provided by the Fontana, Calif. City Police Department shows 45-year-old Anthony John Graziano.
Anthony John Graziano was wanted by police for allegedly killing his wife on Monday.
Fontana City Police Department via AP
This undated photo provided by the Fontana City Police Department shows Anthony John Graziano, 45, a suspect in a shooting.
Graziano was killed at the scene of the highway shooting.
Fontana City Police Department via AP

A 911 caller reported seeing the car in Barstow on Tuesday, prompting a police chase.

Authorities disabled the car and Graziano began shooting officers through the rear window of his car.

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