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Nov. 29, 2018

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 25-year-old Steven Lopez of Nutley, New Jersey by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeffrey Casey on July 4, 2016.

 

Under the facts, circumstances, and law applicable to this case, the use of deadly force by Deputy Casey, in response to a clear and immediate threat of death and/or serious bodily injury to him or others posed by the actions of Steven Lopez, was 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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