HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — Deputies shot and killed a man who attacked two elderly people with a baseball bat after crashing his car in a Southern California neighborhood, authorities said Wednesday.
The vehicle crashed in front of a home in Hesperia Tuesday evening and the man got out and chased a woman into her residence while wielding a bat, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.
As the woman hid and called 911, the man attacked her 73-year-old mother, authorities said.
Neighbors, who heard the vehicle crashing and the women's calls for help, rushed to the house, the statement said. The attacker then assaulted 68-year-old male neighbor with the bat, officials said.
Deputies arrived to find the man still carrying the bat and at least one deputy opened fire, fatally shooting him. The man, identified as 42-year-old Mauro Carrillo of Westminster,, died at the scene. He was not acquainted with anyone in the home and investigators believe the attacks were random, officials said.
The victims were flown to a hospital with “significant injuries,” authorities said. Their conditions were not known Wednesday.