Man armed with sawed-off shotgun killed by San Bernardino police

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A man armed with a sawed-off shotgun was fatally shot by San Bernardino police Saturday following a report of a stolen vehicle, authorities said.

An officer was driving about 9:18 p.m. near Highland and Mt. View avenues when he saw Cody Wayne Jarrett, 26, driving a stolen Honda Accord, according to police Lt. Rich Lawhead. Police said the car was reported stolen that day from Yucaipa.

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Jarrett, a San Bernardino resident, drove into the parking lot of a market and got out of the Honda with a sawed-off shotgun, Lawhead said.

Jarrett ran to the rear of the store, and the officer followed, he said. At some point, the officer deployed his Taser, but it was ineffective, Lawhead said.

“When the suspect got up the second time after being tased, the officer realized that the suspect was armed with a sawed-off shotgun,” he said.

The officer and Jarrett had a confrontation, and the shooting occurred, police said.

Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said Jarrett was taken to St. Bernardine Medical Center, where he later died.

The officer, he said, was OK.

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