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July 12, 2016

DA Finds Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Chino Justified

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.– The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the fatal officer-involved shooting of Paul Alfred Johnson, 59, of Hemet, by California Highway Patrol Officer Raymond Diaz, Corona Police Detective John Samano, and Corona Police Officers Nilo Ambriz, Wade Arens, Michael Brunn, David Dopson and John Viefhaus on Feb. 4, 2015.

Under the facts, circumstances and the applicable law, the use of deadly force by all involved officers was legally justified. Click here to download a copy of the written case evaluation.

Contact: Lynette Grulke, Deputy District Attorney (909) 989-0056




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