A deputy from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department was struck by a vehicle while conducting a search Saturday evening, according to the sheriff’s department.
At approximately 7:15 p.m., deputies were searching a vehicle in the parking lot located at Foothill Boulevard and Rochester Avenue, according to the sheriff’s department.
While one of the deputies was searching the vehicle, a driver identified as Marlon Bonds in a Hyundai Elantra drove his vehicle headed towards the deputy, pinning him.
Bonda then exited and came towards the deputy while allegedly holding a knife, when a shooting occurred.
Get Southern California news, weather forecasts and entertainment stories to your inbox. Sign up for NBC LA newsletters.
The deputy was taken to a local hospital with injuries to his leg, according to the department.
The deputy has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.
Bonds was shot by deputies and taken to a local hospital.
Get Los Angeles's latest local news on crime, entertainment, weather, schools, COVID, cost of living and more. Here's your go-to source for today's LA news.
He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
After an initial investigation authorities concluded that Bonds was not related to the initial theft police were responding to.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Malcolm Page, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 890-4904. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com.