Jose Daniel Herrera (2656)

3/7/2005: San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies conducting a late-night traffic stop shot and wounded an unarmed passenger in Needles on Monday after another man in the car waved a handgun and shot himself in the head, authorities said. The back seat passenger with the gun, Jose Daniel Herrera, had told his brother there were warrants out for his arrest and vowed not to return to jail, a sheriff's spokesman said. He pointed the gun at his head and fired, killing himself, the spokesman said. Deputies then fired into the vehicle because they thought they were being fired upon, said sheriff's spokesman Chip Patterson.

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