BLOOMINGTON, Calif. – A San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy shot his brother during a family party leading to his death authorities said.
On Saturday, April 6, 2019, deputies from the Fontana station to the area of Magnolia Street and Marigold Avenue in response to a report of shots heard. While en route a second call came in reporting that someone had been shot in a home in the 9800 block of Magnolia Street.
Deputies arrived at the Bloomington home a short time later to find several people, including Israel Miranda Jr.,28, of Bloomington, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported by ambulance to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.
Sergio Miranda, 24, of Bloomington, was suffering from a laceration to his hand but refused treatment at the scene. Homicide Detectives responded to the location and learned that Israel was on parole and has a history of violence. The family was having a party when several family members started to argue in the front yard. Israel armed himself with a knife and assaulted family members. During the assault, off-duty San Bernardino County Sheriff deputy Humberto Miranda, shot Israel who is his brother.
The investigation will be submitted to the Districts Attorney’s Office for review.
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