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 www.wetip.com.
Refer: Sergeant Trevis Newport or Detective Daniel Hanke
Station: Homicide Detail
Phone No. (909)387-3589
Case No. 131400945 H#2014-26