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Dec. 15, 2015

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 Joshua A., 17, of Highland, by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Ditfurth on Jan. 18, 2014.

Under the facts, circumstances and law applicable to this case, the use of deadly force by Deputy Ditfurth in response to an apparent and immediate threat of death and/or serious bodily injury to him, his fellow deputy and to any civilians in the immediate area posed by the actions of Joshua A. was legally justified. Click here to download a copy of the written case evaluation.

Contact: Michael P. Dowd, Supervising Deputy District Attorney (760) 243-8600

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