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June 28, 2018

DA Finds Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Pinon Hills Justified

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.  – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the fatal officer-involved shooting of 38-year-old William Daniel Combs of Hemet involving San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies Jerred Besheer and Nicolas Craig, and Detectives Corey LaFever, Michael New and Roland Schmiedel on October 10, 2015.

 

Based on the facts presented in the reports and the applicable law, the use of deadly force utilized by all five officers was a proper exercise of their right of self-defense and the defense of others and therefore their 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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