VICTORVILLE, Ca. – A Victorville man died as a result of an deputy-involved shooting on Wednesday.
At around 9:25 a.m., deputies responded to a home in the 15800 block of Heatherdale Road, for the report of a 62-year-old man who was possibly suicidal and had overdosed. The reporting party said that the male subject had taken multiple prescription pills, was armed with a knife. She said that he told her that he no longer wanted to live.
When deputies arrived they located the suspect and reporting party inside a room inside a home. Deputies told the suspect to drop the knife.”The suspect ignored these commands and advanced on the deputies,” Sheriff’s officials said. “The deputies deployed a Taser which was ineffective. The suspect continued to advance, at which point a deputy involved shooting occurred.”
The suspect was rushed to the local hospital where he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The name of the suspect is not being released at this time. Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division, Detective David Lara at (909) 387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or www.wetip.com.
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