Update - January 20, 2014
Upon contacting the suspect, who was armed with a hammer, deputies
asked him several times to drop the weapon. The suspect refused to drop the
weapon and moved toward the deputies, at which time the deputy responded by
firing his duty weapon. After the incident, as the suspect was being given
medical aid, the deputies asked him why he did not drop the hammer. The suspect
told them he wanted to die.
On Saturday, January 18, 2014, at approximately 10:36 p.m.,
deputies from the Highland Police Department responded to the 7400 block of Rogers
Lane, in Highland, following the report of a domestic disturbance. The reporting party stated that a family
member was armed with a weapon and the caller was in fear for their
safety. When deputies arrived at the
residence, the suspect was walking away from the location. As deputies attempted to make contact with
the suspect, he turned toward the deputies; armed with a hammer and a sharp
instrument. The suspect attempted to
attack a deputy; causing the deputy to fire his duty weapon, striking the
The suspect was transported to a local area hospital, where he is
currently undergoing surgery.
No deputies were injured during the incident.
from the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail responded to the scene and are
currently conducting the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to
contact Detective Mauricio Hurtado or Sergeant Trevis Newport of the Sheriff’s
Homicide Detail (909) 387-3589. Callers
wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at
1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.
Refer: Public Affairs Division
Phone No.: (909) 387-3700