- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) - The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office has deemed an Ontario police officer justified in a fatal shooting that occurred last year.

The Sun reports (https://bit.ly/1LObwCQ ) that the district attorney’s office announced their decision Tuesday.

Police say 59-year-old Jose Raul Herrera was shot in his Ontario home on May 10, 2014 after officers were called to assist firefighters in a medical aid call.

Herrera was reportedly belligerent and not acting normal after a night of drinking. Police say he was uncooperative and armed with a knife when the officer opened fire.

According to the district attorney’s report, Herrera’s death was justified due to the right of police to use deadly force in the defense of themselves or others.


Information from: The Sun, https://www.sbsun.com

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