Arizona Man Killed While Fleeing Ca. Police Identified

A California coroner has identified an Arizona man shot and killed by police who chased him because they thought he was a possible arsonist.

The San Bernardino County coroner says the man was 27-year-old
Russell Lane Daves of Topock, a small town along the Arizona-Nevada

Daves was shot Tuesday night following a chase that ended when
he backed his car into a police cruiser and an officer opened fire.

The chase started after campus security officers at California State University, San Bernardino, found Daves inside a car in a brushy area near campus. Police say the officers were concerned and wanted to make sure he wasn't trying to start a fire. When they approached, he drove off.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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