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Press Release
April 18, 2013
For Immediate Release


Lyvia Liu-Kaushal 
Deputy District Attorney
(760) 243-8600 

DA Finds Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Apple Valley Justified


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.  – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the fatal officer-involved shooting of Frank Robert Hudnall, 43, of Apple Valley, by Apple Valley Sheriff’s Deupty Michael Catalano on June 4, 2012.

Under the facts, circumstances and the applicable law, Deputy Catalano was justified under the laws of self-defense.

Click here to download a copy of the written case evaluation or contact Christopher Lee at the District Attorney’s Office at (909) 382-3665 or via email at




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