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SBSD - Headquarters
Thursday January 9th, 2020 :: 02:45 p.m. PST


UPDATE*Specialized Detectives are investigating a Lethal Force Encounter near the Nevada State Line

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
 4:43 p.m. **UPDATE**

INCIDENT: Lethal Force Encounter

LOCATION: Northbound I-15 Freeway near Nevada State Line

SUSPECT: Madison Adams, 27 years old, resident of Tehachapi

The suspect has been positively identified as Madison Adams, 27 years old.
All northbound lanes of the I-15 freeway are now open.

No additional information will be released; updates will be issued as new information becomes available. *************************************

On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 4:43 p.m., deputies from the Barstow Station received a notice from Kern County Sheriff’s Department to be on the lookout for an armed and dangerous murder suspect driving a silver 2017 Nissan that was possibly in the Baker area.

Deputies and Officers from the California Highway Patrol and Nevada Highway Patrol were checking the area when CHP located the vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the northbound I-15, south of State Line. As the officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop on the vehicle, an officer-involved shooting occurred. The unidentified suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail are conducting the investigation.

Detectives are processing evidence at the scene and attempting to positively identify the suspect. 

No additional information is being released; updates will be issued as new information becomes available. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information, or anyone who witnessed the incident, is asked to contact Detective Mike Gardea, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or

Refer: Sergeant Joseph Steers or Detective Mike Gardea

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail
Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. DR#082000033 H#2020-001

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Headquarters
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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