A man was fatally shot by law enforcement on Monday, Jan. 10, in a commercial parking lot in Rancho Cucamonga as San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies assisted U.S. Marshals Service officers in arresting the man, reports announced the authorities.
Just after 2 p.m., deputies and officers contacted a man inside his car outside Bass Pro stores at 7777 Victoria Gardens Lane, said Mara Rodriguez, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department. The man initially refused to get out of his car, but when he got out he had a knife in his hand, Rodriguez told a news conference.
The suspect did not follow orders and charged at surrounding law enforcement, prompting a firefight by officers, Rodriguez said. Law enforcement and medical personnel provided medical aid, but the suspect was pronounced dead just after 2:30 p.m., she said.
It was not immediately known how many deputies or officers shot or potentially punched the suspect, Rodriguez said.
The suspect was identified as a 50-year-old male, however, his name was pending next of kin notification, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office. The sheriff’s department said he was wanted on suspicion of attempted murder in Grand Terrace, but no further information about the crime was immediately available.
No other injuries were reported in the Rancho Cucamonga incident, Rodriguez said.
A small section of the Bass Pro Shops parking lot was temporarily closed for the investigation, she said.