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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:  Saturday, January 18, 2014 10:36 p.m.


INCIDENT:    UPDATE - Highland - Domestic Disturbance/Assault with a Deadly Weapon
                      Deputy Involved Shooting


LOCATION:   7400 block of Rogers Lane, Highland


VICTIMS:       Confidential

                       San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies


SUSPECT:     16 year-old Hispanic male




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 suspect. 


The suspect was transported to a local area hospital, where he is currently undergoing surgery.    


No deputies were injured during the incident.


Investigators 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


Refer:        Public Affairs Division

Phone No.:  (909) 387-3700


John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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