Report details gun battle between San Bernardino suspects, police
By Brian Seay
Investigators search the suspects’ rented SUV after a gun battle with police in San Bernardino in December 2015. (Photo: KTLA)
A new report details the gun battle between police and the couple who killed 14 people and injured 22 more at an office party in San Bernardino in December 2015.
The 55-page report, released by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday, details first-person accounts from the nearly two dozen law enforcement officials who responded to the scene.
According to the report, San Bernardino police arrived at the Inland Regional Center around 10:58 am on Dec. 2, 2015, after receiving multiple calls about a shooting. The caller described “two or possibly three subjects in all black clothing and masks armed with assault rifles.” Within minutes, several officers entered the conference room of the building.
“The room was still filled with smoke and the stench of gunpowder,” the report says, adding the fire alarm system had been activated and the sprinklers were spraying water. One officer described as many as 20 victims in the conference room, some on the floor and others slumped over in chairs.
Survivors described one of the shooters as having the same stature and body shape as their coworker, Syed