January 27, 2022
Confrontations with law enforcement officers leave three men dead in three days
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – A spate of confrontations between law enforcement officers and individuals armed with knives has claimed a third life.

In the latest incident Tuesday, a Riverside County sheriff’s deputy tried to disarm a man suspected of slashing tires outside a business in Calimesa.

When a Taser and less-lethal munitions failed, the man was fatally shot as he walked toward the deputy on freeway ramp at Cherry Valley Boulevard.

No one else was injured.

Two knife-wielding men were shot and killed by law enforcement officers under similar circumstances in San Bernardino County.

An active investigation continues into Monday’s officer-involved shooting at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga. The incident was confined to the parking area outside the Bass Pro Shop and did not occur inside the store, according to a sheriff’s statement.

The individual had been sought by the U.S. Marshals Service and was carrying a knife when he stepped from a vehicle and charged toward law enforcement officers.

On Sunday, Rialto police shot and killed another man under similar circumstances.

Police said Monday that officers responded to reports of a bloodied man at a gas station on East Valley Boulevard.

The individual was shot dead as he charged toward officers holding a knife when he stepped outside the store.

No one else was injured in either incident.
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