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June 6, 2017

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 58-year-old Bijan Fardnazari by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Armenta on May 20, 2016.

Under the facts, circumstances and the applicable law, Deputy Armenta’s use of deadly force was a proper exercise of Deputy Armenta’s right of self-defense and therefore his actions were legally justified. Click here to download a copy of the written case evaluation.


Contact: Christopher Lee, Public Affairs Officer (909) 382-3665 or via email at clee@sbcda.org or via text at (909) 782-5559

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