Two Escapees Shoot Officer in Restaurant; One Killed by Another Deputy
NEEDLES, Calif. (AP) _ Two jail escapees shot a sheriff’s deputy who confronted them in a fast- food restaurant Tuesday, then fled out a door where one was shot dead and the other wounded by another deputy, authorities said.
None of the 20 patrons was wounded during the shootout with the fugitives from the Mohave County Honor Farm, in Arizona, said San Bernardino County sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Stodelle.
Deputy Jon Jones entered the restaurant about 11:45 a.m. after a restaurant worker who had recognized one of the fugitives notified police, Stodelle said.
Jones confronted the men, and was shot twice, Stodelle said. The escapees fled out a side door where they exchanged gunfire with a second deputy, Stodelle said.
Stodelle identified the fugitives as Gregory Rawson, 20, of Lake Havasu City, who was killed, and Glenn Bowen, 25, who was listed in serious but stable condition at Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital.
Jones, 31, was listed in serious but stable condition at Lake Havasu Hospital, Stodelle said.
He identified the deputy who shot the gunmen as Gale Duffy, 40.
Needles is on the California-Arizona border about 210 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.