San Bernardino terrorist attack survivors and victims’ relatives will get a chance Thursday, May 25, to ask questions about a report released this week detailing how police officers took down the assailants on Dec. 2, 2015.
The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office issued a 55-page interoffice memo this week laying out exactly how law enforcement officers from multiple agencies responded to the Inland Regional Center within minutes of the 2015 attack and killed the attackers in a massive gunfight nearby several hours later.
San Bernardino County employee Syed Rizwan Farook was hit by at least 27 gunshots while his wife was struck by at least 15 – two to the top of the head — as officers fired about 440 rounds from rifles, shotguns, and handguns – which the report found were proper uses of deadly force in self-defense and the defense of others.
The couple, who killed 14 people — including 13 of Farook’s coworkers — and shot 22 of the 57 survivors, fired about 80 rifle rounds and one handgun round at officers, according to the report.
Two officers were wounded by the couple’s gunfire or metal fragments during the firefight, while others were pinned down behind vehicles that were heavily damaged, the Press-Enterprise reports.