Rodger fires at four sheriff’s deputies running across Little Acorn Park in response to the shootings. The deputies return fire, striking his car. Sheriff Bill Brown believes one of the bullets strikes Rodger in the left hip. However, Rodger continues driving, backtracking down Del Playa, where he hits another cyclist. The cyclist lands on Rodger’s windshield with such force that he caves in the windshield. Rodger loses control and crashes into several parked cars. Deputies rush to arrest him, and drag him from the car, but find him already dead with what Brown later calls an “apparent gunshot wound to the head.”
In total, Rodger kills seven people, including himself, and injures thirteen more. Deputies find three semi-automatic handguns in his car and 400 unspent rounds. All are later determined to have been purchased legally.