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Press Release
June 14, 2013
For Immediate Release


Robert Bulloch
Supervising Deputy DA 
(909) 387-8309 

DA Finds Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in San Bernardino Justified

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.  – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the fatal officer-involved shooting of Richard Matus, 43, of San Bernardino, by San Bernardino Police Officers Joey Zink and Nicole Lindsey on January 30, 2011.

Under the facts, circumstances and the applicable law, each officer acted reasonably and within their lawful authority.

Click here to view a copy of the written case evaluation is attached or is available by contacting Christopher Lee at the District Attorney’s Office at (909) 382-3665 or via email at




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