SUV in San Bernardino shooting had Utah license plates

Law enforcement officers process the scene of a shootout with two suspects following a mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, Dec. 2, 2015 | AP photo, St. George News

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Officials have confirmed the black Ford Expedition SUV suspects used in the San Bernardino mass shooting Wednesday had Utah license plates, however, the vehicle was rented in California days before the incident.

The shootings in San Bernardino were originally thought to have a possible Utah connection after it was reported the black SUV had Utah license plates.

The SUV is the suspected getaway car used by Syed R. Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, whom police said they believe opened fire inside the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, which left 14 dead and 17 wounded.

The pair later led police on a car chase that ended in a shootout. Both were subsequently killed.

Thursday morning, California law enforcement confirmed the vehicle did have Utah tags, but that the vehicle was rented in California days before the shooting.

Ed. Correction: Updated to reflect one shooter was female.

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14 Comments

  • htown December 3, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Both Men?

  • Steve December 3, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    It was actually a Man and a Woman “The pair later led police on a car chase that ended in a shootout. Both men were subsequently killed.”

    • Kimberly Scott Kimberly Scott December 4, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      You’re right, Steve. The story has been updated. Thank you.

  • RealMcCoy December 3, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    “…used by Syed R. Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27,…”, “Both men were subsequently killed.”
    Granted, some of the middle eastern women are unattractive, but to call her a man is just below reproach.
    #factcheck #proofread

  • 42214 December 3, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Oh no! Maybe they were radicalized Mormons, not Muslims. The Fancher party couldn’t tell the difference.

    • .... December 4, 2015 at 1:02 am

      Yeah they were radicalized Mormons. that was Warren Jeff’s old suv they we’re driving.

  • Terry December 4, 2015 at 6:37 am

    And I’ve rented a car here with Cali plates so wtf? Oh an if your the RealMcoy? Who gives a crap whether they called her a man, she was a murderer and abandoned her own baby!

    • RealMcCoy December 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      Haha, no that’s not me.
      As for my comment- it was sarcastic.

    • .... December 4, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      LOL ! Yep I see the RealMcStupid is at it again

      • RealMcCoy December 5, 2015 at 11:47 am

        Your comments are a good self-portrait.

        • .... December 7, 2015 at 10:25 am

          Your comments are a portrait of just how RealMcStupid you really are….duhhhhhhh

  • ladybugavenger December 4, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Judge Judy gets called sir on a regular basis and she’s ok with it

    • .... December 5, 2015 at 12:06 am

      go go Gadget . Judge Judy face mask

    • ladybugavenger December 6, 2015 at 9:36 pm

      That’s awesome! LOL

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