Suspect in Chino Hills rampage shot to death by deputies

A man who authorities say went on a rampage through a residential neighborhood of Chino Hills was fatally shot Friday morning by San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies, a department spokesman said.

Deputies responded to a 911 call around 5:40 a.m. reporting that someone had been stabbed, kicking off an almost hour-long pursuit that ended with the suspect's fatal shooting, said Cpl. Randy Naquin.


When deputies arrived near Hickory Lane, they found a man suffering from multiple stab wounds, Naquin said. The victim, who was not identified, was transported to a hospital while deputies began searching for the suspect.

Deputies soon received a call about an attempted carjacking nearby, then another call about a successful carjacking involving a van, Naquin said. Deputies located the van and began a pursuit that ended when the suspect crashed in a field about four miles away, Naquin said.

The suspect then fled on foot, running through yards before eventually breaking into a home, Naquin said. The occupants of the home called 911 as deputies were setting up a perimeter in the area. The suspect then exited the home on or near the 5400 block of Brushwood Court as deputies arrived.

"He confronted deputies with a knife and a handgun and the deputies gave him commands to drop the weapons," Naquin said. "He continued charging, and the deputies were forced to fire -- and suspect was declared deceased."

Naquin said it was not immediately clear how many deputies were involved, how many shots were fired or how many times the suspect was struck. The sheriff's department is conducting an investigation, he said.

Naquin did not provide a description of the suspect, whose name was not released.

The stabbing victim, who was not identified, was in stable condition, Naquin said.

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