Man fatally shot after striking deputy with car, authorities say


A 34-year-old man was fatally shot by a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy Saturday night in Rancho Cucamonga. The man allegedly used his vehicle to hit the deputy, pinning him between two cars, and emerged from the vehicle holding a knife, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The shooting occurred at 7:15 p.m. in a parking lot near the intersection of Rochester Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. Two sheriff’s deputies were searching a vehicle related to a retail theft investigation when a Hyundai Elantra drove toward them, pinning a deputy between the cars, the department said in a statement.

“The driver of the car got out and came at the deputy, armed with a knife,” the statement read. A deputy then shot the man, identified by police as Marlon Bonds of Santa Monica.


The deputy, who has not been identified, suffered injuries to the leg and was treated at a hospital. The deputy is recovering at home as of Sunday afternoon. Bonds was taken to a hospital, where he died, the department said.

Authorities say their initial review of the incident has not revealed any connection between Bonds and the theft investigation.

Further details about the incident were not immediately available. The Sheriff’s Department said it was continuing to investigate.

Staff writer Hannah Fry contributed to this report.