Police shot and wounded a 13-year-old boy armed with two guns during a standoff at the San Bernardino cemetery on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 5, which began with him saying he killed three — which is untrue, officials said. Turned out, the officials said.
San Bernardino police said in a statement that the teenager called police from Pioneer Memorial Cemetery at 211 E. 9th St. just before 2 p.m. and said she had killed three people.
He then told dispatchers that if the responding officers didn’t kill him, “I’ll have to kill them,” then fired several shots during the call, police said, with people around.
San Bernardino police released photos of a 13-year-old firing in the air.
Responding officers saw the boy holding a gun, police said, and they surrounded him and called for him to surrender and he fired another shot.
“Despite the provocation of the suspect, the officers maintained control for a long time and continued their efforts to end the incident peacefully by establishing talks,” the police said in a statement. “Although the officers gave several orders to release the gun, the suspects failed to comply.”
At one point, police said, the boy pointed a gun at officers, causing at least one officer to shoot the boy.
The teenager was gunned down once and admitted to the hospital. Police did not disclose his condition.
He said the police found two grenades and several loaded magazines and extra ammunition inside a bag, and the motive is not yet known.