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Date:  Dec. 18, 2014

DA Finds Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Fontana Justified

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the fatal officer-involved shooting of Mahanad Shalabi, 41, of Alturas, by Fontana Police Officer Jason Pernicairo on May 14, 2011.

Under the facts, circumstances and the applicable law, Officer Jason Pernicairo was justified in using deadly force to protect himself and others. Click here to download a report of the written case evaluation.


Joe Gaetano
Supervising Deputy District Attorney
(909) 477-8303


San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office
303 West 3rd Street, 6th Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415



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