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SBSD - Headquarters
Friday June 2nd, 2023 :: 01:37 p.m. PDT


Deputies Respond to a Residence in Hesperia and a Lethal Force Encounter Occurs

DATE/TIME:  June 1, 2023 / 1:26 p.m.

INCIDENT:   Lethal Force Encounter

LOCATION:   8800 Block of C Street, Hesperia

SUSPECT:    44-year-old Male / Name Withheld Pending Next of Kin Notification, 

VICTIM(S):  Confidential

On Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 1:26 p.m., deputies from the Hesperia Station responded to an unknown problem at a residence in the 8800 block of C Street.  When deputies arrived, they learned the suspect barricaded himself and his family inside the residence and made threats.  The victim grabbed her children and exited the home through a window.  The suspect retrieved one of the children and retreated into the home.  

 Deputies made entry into the home and found the suspect holding a knife to the child.   A lethal force encounter occurred, and the suspect was struck by gunfire.  Despite lifesaving measures, the suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The child was not injured.  

The Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division also responded and assumed the investigation and no further details are available for release.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division at 909-890-4904.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous should contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to

Refer:   Detective C. Sahagun

Station:   Specialized Investigations Division

Phone No.  909-890-4904

Case No.  DR# 192303553  H#2023-063

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

SBSD - Headquarters
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

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