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Sunday September 25th, 2022 :: 12:27 p.m. PDT


Santa Monica Man Hits a Deputy with a Car and Attempts to Attack Him with a Knife

DATE/TIME: September 24, 2022, 7:14 p.m.

INCIDENT: Attempted Murder, Lethal Force Encounter

LOCATION: 11800 block of Foothill Boulevard, Rancho Cucamonga

SUSPECT(S): Marlon Bonds, 34-year-old Santa Monica Resident

VICTIM(S): San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies

SUMMARY: On Saturday, September 24, 2022, at approximately 7:14 p.m., deputies with the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a Toyota Matrix, related to a retail theft in the 11800 block of Foothill Boulevard. As deputies conducted a search of the Toyota, a Hyundai Elantra driven by Marlon Bonds approached from the north. Bonds accelerated towards the deputies, hitting one of them and pinning him between the two vehicles. Bonds exited the Hyundai armed with a knife and aggressively approached the deputies. A lethal force encounter occurred, and Bonds was struck by gunfire.

The deputy suffered injuries to his leg as a result of being pinned between the vehicles. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home. Bonds was transported to a local hospital and was later pronounced deceased.

Investigators with the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division responded and are conducting the investigation. The investigation has revealed no connection between Bonds and the initial theft investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Malcolm Page, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 890-4904. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or

Refer: Detective Malcolm Page

Station: Specialized Investigations Division

Case No. DR#112211359   H#2022-121

Phone No. (909) 890-4904

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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