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May 25, 2017

DA Finds Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in San Bernardino Justified

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.– The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the fatal officer-involved shooting of Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 29, both of Redlands, on December 2, 2015. The incident involved the following officers:

Deputy Sean Wallen, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
Deputy Bruce Southworth, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
Corporal Rafael Ixco, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
Sergeant Andre Capps, Redlands Police Department
Officer Joseph Aguilar, Redlands Police Department
Officer Daniel Gonzalez, Redlands Police Department
Officer Matthias Knudsen, Redlands Police Department
Officer John Manly, Redlands Police Department
Sergeant Scott Murray, San Bernardino Police Department
Detective Eric Bennet, San Bernardino Police Department
Officer Jose Loera, San Bernardino Police Department
Officer Brian Karmann, San Bernardino Police Department
Sergeant Gary Schuelke, San Bernardino Police Department
Officer Ryan Schuelke, San Bernardino Police Department
Officer Jose Vasquez, San Bernardino Police Department
Officer Brian Olvera, San Bernardino Police Department
Officer Raymond Bonshire, San Bernardino Police Department
Sergeant Gerald Beall, San Bernardino Police Department
Officer Nicolas Koahou, San Bernardino Police Department
Sergeant Jeff Harvey, San Bernardino Police Department
Officer Edward Lee, San Bernardino Police Department
Investigator Tom Boyles, San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office 
Investigator T. C., Riverside County Sheriff’s Office (Name withheld to protect the officer’s identity)
 
Under the facts, circumstances and the applicable law, all involved officers were legally justified in using deadly force to protect themselves and others. 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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