Off-duty cop shoots and kills Dushine James Smith in Corona

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Here's another case of both a cop shooting someone while off-duty, like the recent Chino Hills road rage case, and of the police unreasonably refusing to disclose innocuous information--in this case, the agency the killer cop works for. (In the Chino Hills case, we eventually learned what agency the shooter worked for.) We still don't know the brother's age or many other details, but if we find anything out, we'll let you know. For know, here's the P-E article:

BY BRIAN ROKOS | Published: January 15, 2013; 01:40 PM |

A 41-year-old San Bernardino man was shot to death Sunday night, Jan. 13, when he tried to rob an off-duty police officer, Corona police said Tuesday.

The shooting happened about 8 p.m. in the 1200 block of Kendrick Court, a residential neighborhood in Corona near Santiago High School.

Corona police Capt. Thomas Weeks said the officer does not work for the city. Weeks declined to identify the agency that employs the officer, citing safety reasons.

A news release said the officer told police that he was the victim of an attempted armed robbery. Fearing for his safety, he drew his concealed weapon and shot the man, whom the San Bernardino County coroner identified Monday as Dushine James Smith.

Unidentified people drove Smith in a private vehicle to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Hospital in Fontana, where he died at 9:58 p.m.

Smith does not have a criminal record in San Bernardino, Orange or Riverside counties, according to online court records.

Corona police declined to release additional information on Smith or the incident for now.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Senior Detective Dan Bloomfield at 951-817-5767.