An Apple Valley man who was killed by San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies has been identified as a former California Highway Patrol officer.
Francis Murphy Rose III, 42, was shot and killed about 6:21 p.m. Monday after he fired shots at deputies in a San Bernardino sheriff’s helicopter in Apple Valley, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
He died at the scene.
Deputies initially responded to the 9000 block of Buena Vista Street after receiving multiple calls about shots being fired in the neighborhood.
When deputies in patrol cars arrived, they exchanged gunfire and Rose was shot, authorities said. No deputies were injured during the shootout.
CHP officials confirmed Tuesday that Rose was a patrol officer with the department and reported to the Barstow area office.
Rose graduated from the CHP Academy in August 2009 and separated from the department in March 2013, CHP Sgt. Mario Lopez said.
CHP officials declined to reveal details about his separation from the department.
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