A 31-year-old man who threatened to kill a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy was arrested but only after deputies unsuccessfully fired a handgun, used a stun gun and shot bean bag rounds in an attempt to subdue him, authorities said Sunday.
On Friday around 1:45 p.m., sheriff’s deputies were alerted in two 911 calls that Tommy Anderson was fighting with people at a residence in the 18100 block of Mindano Street in Bloomington, the sheriff’s department said in a news release.
When a deputy arrived at the residence shortly before 2 p.m., the release said, Anderson was spotted walking in Mindano Street with a black firearm resembling a semiautomatic handgun, which was later confirmed to be a Daisy-brand BB gun.
The deputy ordered Anderson to drop the weapon and lay down, but he did not comply and walked toward the deputy, authorities said.
“Anderson yelled he was going to kill the deputy and told the deputy to shoot him,” the sheriff’s department said.
As Anderson walked toward him, the deputy backed up his patrol car, officials said.
Once Anderson turned from Mindano Street onto Dumond Avenue, the deputy fired his department-issued handgun but none of the bullets struck Anderson, who hid behind a nearby home, according to the sheriff’s department.
More deputies arrived, and after Anderson continued ignoring commands to surrender, deputies fired bean bag rounds and Tasers, “all of which had no effect on Anderson,” according to the department.
Anderson was arrested at 2:10 p.m., but the department did not provide details on how he was finally taken into custody.
He was booked on suspicion of resisting an officer and violating parole. He’s scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, according to jail records.
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