Gunman killed in law enforcement shootout in Rancho Cucamonga parking lot – Press Enterprise

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.

  • Rialto’s Chris Lynch, left, with children and his wife had to leave work to pick them up because the family’s car was at the crime scene at Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga where a person died after a shooting involving law enforcement in the parking lot on Monday, January 10, 2022. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Law enforcement personnel at Bass Pro stores in Rancho Cucamonga, where one person died after a shooting involving law enforcement in the parking lot on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press- Enterprise/SCNG)

  • One person died after a shooting involving law enforcement at Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Law enforcement leaves Bass Pro stores in Rancho Cucamonga where one person died after a shooting involving law enforcement in the parking lot on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG )

  • Customers leave the Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga where a man died after a shooting involving law enforcement in the parking lot Monday afternoon January 10, 2022. Some people were unable to leave immediately if their car was in the criminal area. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • One person died after a shooting involving law enforcement in the parking lot of Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

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.