Officer Involved Shooting, PC 273.5 Domestic Violence/Spousal Abuse


On Sunday, June 3, 2012, at approximately 5:13 p.m., deputies from the Apple Valley Station responded to a reported domestic disturbance in the 12400 block of Kiowa Rd.  When deputies arrived, no one answered the door.  Due to the nature of the call, deputies went in the residence through an unlocked door to check the welfare of anyone inside.

Inside the residence, deputies found the victim and suspect hiding in a bathroom.  The suspect was arrested for PC 273.5 Domestic Violence/Spousal Abuse and was placed into the patrol car.  When the deputy returned to the residence circumstances caused the deputy to discharge a duty weapon toward the victim.  The victim received a non life-threatening graze at type wound to her left ankle from a bullet fragment which was treated at the scene by paramedics.

The Sheriff’s Homicide Detail shooting team responded to conduct the investigation, which is a standard procedure for an officer involved shooting.  The case is currently under investigation and when completed will be submitted to the District Attorney for review.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is urged to call Detective Mauricio Hurtado or Sergeant Brad Toms at (909) 387-3598 at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Detail. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the, We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).

Refer: Det. Mauricio Hurtado or Sergeant Brad Toms

Station: Homicide Detail

Case #: 601200142 / H#2012-050

Phone No. (909) 387-3589

ROD HOOPS, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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