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Police kill man in vehicle associated with rape, arson suspect

3-28-15 California:

The Bakersfield man accused of raping a woman Friday morning and then setting her home on fire was shot and killed by police after a pursuit that night.

The county coroner's office confirmed Saturday that the man who police killed in a hail of gunfire in the 4000 block of Union Avenue was Adrian Hernandez, the 22-year-old suspected of attempted murder, kidnapping and sexual assault.

Police had been searching for Hernandez after naming him a suspect in the rape of a woman believed to have been his roommate at a house in the 10000 block of Tungsten Street, west of Old River and north of Harris roads. A warrant for Hernandez's arrest was issued, and he was believed to be armed and dangerous.

A Bakersfield Police Department news release said officers spotted Hernandez's vehicle at about 9:45 p.m. Friday near Hart Park. It said they tried to pull over the vehicle on Panorama Drive but the driver refused to stop.

A pursuit ensued, and despite deployment of spike strips, the driver kept going, according to the release. When at last the vehicle came to rest along Union, police said, an adult male exited armed with a firearm.

A video of the shooting, provided to The Californian by Kern Radio, contains the sounds of many gunshots during a period of a few seconds, then silence. Police said a firearm was recovered.

The manhunt was initiated after a woman reported to authorities at 10:46 a.m. Friday that Hernandez had raped her and set her home on fire. Although she escaped, officers responding to the call found the house "fully engulfed in flames," and they were unable to enter, a BPD news release said.

Firefighters approaching the house reported hearing gunshots coming from inside. Police said the firefighters then retreated and fought the blaze from outside.

The rape victim was taken to a sexual assault center for treatment and questioning.

Hernandez had several felony warrants for his arrest for burglary and violating parole. ..Source.. by JOHN COX

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