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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time:    Wednesday, March 12, 2014/9:22 A.M.

Incident:    Assualt with a Deadly Weapon/Deputy Involved Shooting

Location:    6800 block of Victoria Avenue, Highland

Suspect:    Eric Andrews, 30-year-old resident of Highland (deceased)

Victim:    Adult male, 28-year-old resident of Highland


On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 9:22 a.m., Highland deputies responded to the 6800 block of Victoria Ave. for two men fighting outside of a residence. Neighbors called 911 and reported one man attacking the other with a sharp weapon. As the deputies arrived, the suspect ran toward the deputies with a hatchet in his hand, raised above his head. A deputy gave commands for the suspect to stop, which was ignored. The suspect attempted to attack a deputy with the hatchet. The deputy responded by firing his weapon at the suspect. The suspect was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.



A victim who was initially assaulted by the suspect was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries and released.



Sheriff’s Homicide investigators responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.



The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Sergeant Trevis Newport or Detective Daniel Hanke at (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:          Sergeant Trevis Newport or Detective Daniel Hanke   



Station:          Homicide Detail



Phone No.     (909)387-3589


Case No.       131400945    H#2014-26


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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