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Thursday March 21st, 2019 :: 09:19 a.m. PDT


Fontana- Warrant Service/Deputy-Involved Shooting

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, March 20, 2019         11:39 a.m.
INCIDENT:    Warrant Service/Deputy Involved Shooting
LOCATION: 15000 block of Ceres Avenue, Fontana
SUSPECT:    Juan Bermudez, 30 years old, resident of Fontana
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, deputies assigned to the Fontana Sheriff’s Station investigated a robbery call at a residence on Ceres Avenue.  The victim reported that the suspect, Juan Bermudez, confronted him about being involved in the murder of Bermudez’ cousin last year.  The victim stated Bermudez pointed a handgun at him and then stole his iPhone before fleeing.  Based on this information, deputies obtained an arrest warrant for Bermudez.
On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 11:39 a.m. the Specialized Enforcement Division (SED) went to Bermudez’ home on Ceres Avenue with search and arrest warrants. While preparing to enter and serve the warrants, SED members saw Bermudez and another male enter an RV on the property. SED members contacted Bermudez and the other man inside the RV and gave commands for both men to stop and comply; when a deputy-involved shooting occurred. The other man was detained and later released.
During the search, a handgun and narcotics were located.
Bermudez was injured in the shooting and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He remains hospitalized in stable condition and is expected to recover.
Sheriff’s Specialized Investigators responded to conduct the investigation.
No additional information is being released at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division, Detective Bruce Southworth at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78-CRIME or
Refer:             Detective Bruce Southworth or Sergeant A.J. Gibilterra
Station:          Specialized Investigations Division
Phone No.     (909)387-3589
Case No.       DR#611900016/601900026                      H#2019-028
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department               

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