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Press Release
March 21, 2013
For Immediate Release


Lisa Rogan
Supervising Deputy District Attorney 
(909) 387-0056 

DA Finds Non-Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Highland Justified

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.  – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the non-fatal officer-involved shooting of Lorenzo Gomez, 31, of Highland, by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Peppler on August 19, 2011.

Under the facts, circumstances and the applicable law, Deputy Peppler was well within his legal authority to utilize the only force capable of meeting the danger presented to defend those present. This deployment of deadly force was reasonable and necessary based on the facts presented and thereby justified.

Click here to read 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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