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Rape suspect killed after firing on San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies

A rape suspect was shot to death Thursday at his home in Adelanto after he opened fire on San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies, wounding one of them, authorities said.

The officer-involved shooting occurred about 1 p.m. in the 21000 block of Lilac Road as detectives tried to question the suspect, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department.

Deputies said the man was initially cooperative, but then refused to come out of the residence and began shooting at investigators as they approached the front door. He shot one deputy.

Fearing for their safety, detectives said, they fired back as the suspect moved through the home and ran outside to another building, where he took cover. After the shooting stopped, deputies said, they discovered that the suspect was mortally wounded. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

The name of the suspect was not released pending notification of next of kin.

The wounded deputy was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released, authorities said.

-- Dan Weikel

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Good job sheriffs,except for the wounding of the officer. Hope he pulls through.

This is such GREAT NEWS and a GREAT ENDING TO A STORY! Another SLUG off the streets and the citizens don't have to pay a ton of money to keep him alive in prison.

Did they really have to shoot and kill this guy...sounds like some trigger happy cops just having fun at this citizen's expense...
Couldn't they have just shot the gun out of his hand and arrested him...We could have incarcerated him for 20 years and rehabilitated his unlawful ways...He would've have been a productive member of society contributing to humanity...but not now...that he's been gunned down like a dog...

Actually, I'm just kidding...I hope the officer a speedy recovery...It appears this guy was giving every chance imaginable...Thank God for competent officers..

Good job Deputies!!! Thank you for keeping us safe from the scum!!!


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