The reports on this incident, which just took place this morning, are beginning to trickle in. We are dismayed by the latest act of police violence, are concerned for the victim and his family, and hope for speedy disclosure of the details of the incident.
Colton police involved in fatal shooting
By Doug Saunders, San Bernardino Sun
POSTED: 06/10/14, 10:27 AM PDT | UPDATED: 27 SECS AGO 0 COMMENTS
COLTON >> Police shot and killed a man this morning in front of a business in the 2300 block of East Steel Road.
Police received a call at 7:44 a.m. about a man with a gun at a truck stop at the corner of Hunts and Hospitality lanes, in Colton, according to Detective Ray Mendez, Colton police spokesman..
Police found a man they believe was a suspect, a struggle ensued, and the officer felt in fear of his life, Mendez said.
An officer fired his service weapon at the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the location. A handgun was retrieved at the scene.
As per standard procedure, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives are investigating the case.
More details to come.