FONTANA (CBSLA) — A male suspect was dead and an officer and police service dog were injured Thursday following a barricade situation in Fontana.
According to the Fontana Police Department, officers responded at about 10:18 a.m. to a disturbance call at a residence in the 15400 block of Sandhurst Street.READ MORE: Family Of Man Killed In DUI Crash Outraged Driver Spent Only One Week In Jail
When they arrived, they were told that a person inside of the home assaulted a disabled victim, who was still inside. They were also told that the suspect was armed with a sharpened metal crowbar.
Police were able to remove the victim from the home before the suspect barricaded himself inside.READ MORE: Pasadena Considers Technology To Help Law Enforcement Detect Gunshots
SWAT was called out to the scene and attempted to negotiate the man’s surrender for a number of hours before he allegedly confronted officers with the sharpened metal crowbar — injuring an officer and police service dog.
Police then shot the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The injured officer was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the service dog was rushed to a local veterinary hospital for potential skill fractures and a dislocated jaw. Both are expected to make full recoveries.MORE NEWS: LA County Reports 5 New COVID-19 Deaths; Hospitalizations Hold Steady
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office were handling the investigation into the shooting.