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February 12, 2019

DA Finds Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Pinion Hills Justified

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. –  The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office has completed its review of the fatal officer-involved shooting of 43-year-old Harold Lynn Gunlogson of Phelan by San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Detective Scott Chapdelaine and Sergeant Robert Vaccari on October 18, 2017. 

Based on the facts presented in the reports and the applicable law, the use of deadly force by all involved deputies was a proper exercise of their rights of self-defense and defense of others and therefore their actions were legally justified. 

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