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Press Release
August 1, 2013
For Immediate Release


Lynette Grulke 
Deputy District Attorney 
(909) 355-5935

DA Finds Non-Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Fontana Legally Justified

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.  – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the non-fatal officer-involved shooting of Enrique Mendez, 36, of Fontana, by Fontana Police Officer Domenico Ancona on Aug. 13, 2012.

Under the facts, circumstances and the applicable law, the shooting of Enrique Mendez by Officer Ancona was, a proper exercise of Officer Ancona’s right of self-defense and therefore his actions were legally justified.

Click here to download a copy of the written case evaluation.




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