SAN BERNARDINO, CA --Two male suspects were taken into custody Monday morning after they allegedly lost control of the taco truck they had stolen, sideswiped a bus carrying about 45 schoolchildren and crashed into a propane truck in San Bernardino.
The crash occurred near S. I and W. Mill streets around 9:30 a.m. No students were injured in the crash but the two suspects were hurt.
Police pursued the suspects for about 2 miles. The suspect behind the wheel of the stolen taco truck drove at speeds of up to 80 mph, police said.
Officers opened fire after the suspects crashed into the propane truck, but the suspects were not hit by gunfire. Further details on the officer-involved shooting were not released.
Jeremy Morales witnessed the crash and said the taco truck "went up on the curb, hit the school bus, came right here, hit the pole, and they shot at him a couple of times."
"You hear a couple of shots, and then he hit the propane truck and they asked him to get out. They both got out. They were two black males. There were a bunch of kids on the bus, but they all seemed to be OK," Morales said.
The San Bernardino Police Department said there were about 45 students on the school bus, plus the driver. The suspects were identified as 20-year-old Sean Fowler and 22-year-old Daiquon Horne.