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Wednesday September 4th, 2019 :: 08:16 p.m. PDT


Armed suicidal subject ignores commands and attacks deputies resulting in a deputy involved shooting.

 DATE/TIME:   Wednesday, September 4, 2019/9:25 am
INCIDENT:      Suicidal Subject
                        Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer
                        Deputy Involved Shooting
LOCATION:    15800 block of Heatherdale Road, Victorville  
SUSPECT:      62-year-old male, a resident of Victorville   
                        Name withheld pending family notification

VICTIM:           San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies  
On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at approximately 9:25 am, deputies responded to a residence on the 15800 block of Heatherdale Road, after the fire department requested assistance with a male subject who was possibly suicidal and had overdosed.  The female reporting party indicated the male took multiple prescription pills, was armed with a knife, and stated he no longer wanted to live.

When deputies arrived at the home, they found the suspect and the reporting partying confined inside a room.  Deputies attempted to deescalate the situation by giving the suspect commands to drop the knife.  The suspect ignored these commands and advanced on the deputies.  The deputies deployed a Taser which was ineffective.  The suspect continued to advance, at which point a deputy involved shooting occurred. The suspect was transported to a local area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.  Next of kin notification is still pending.
Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. 
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division, Detective David Lara at (909) 387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or
Refer:           Detective David Lara or Sergeant Scott Thies                      
Station:         Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail
Phone No.    (909) 387-3589
Case No.      171907902    H#2019-084
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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