Aftermath of Gunshot: Officer and Suspect Engage in Confrontation During Traffic Stop

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**Deadly Encounter: Fontana Officer’s Body Cam Captures Confrontation**

Prepare yourself for a gripping account of a February incident that sent shockwaves through the Fontana community. LA News Center has secured exclusive footage from a body camera that unveils the harrowing moments leading up to and during the shooting of 56-year-old Alan Metka by a Fontana Police officer.

On February 9th, the fateful traffic stop on Yucaipa unfolded as one of the officers, known as the “primary officer,” approached Metka’s vehicle after noticing the absence of a front license plate and tinted windows. As they conversed, Metka’s criminal past came to light, revealing an 11-month stint in prison for possessing explosives.

Suspicion grew within the primary officer who then questioned Metka about the presence of any illegal items in his car. Metka denied possession, but as he stepped out of the vehicle and towards the secondary officer, the situation took a dramatic turn.

Fontana PD OIS

Fontana Police Officer shot and injured Alan Metka after Metka allegedly attacked another officer during a traffic stop on February 9, 2024.

(Fontana Police Department)

  • A Violent Struggle:

    Caught on camera, the secondary officer was suddenly caught in a headlock by Metka. The officer’s desperate cries of “He’s got a gun” echoed through the air, prompting the primary officer to repeatedly order Metka to release her.

  • A Shot Rings Out:

    When Metka refused to comply, the primary officer had no choice but to draw his weapon and fire a single shot. Metka fell to the ground, writhing in pain as blood pooled around him.

  • Aftermath and Investigation:

    Medical aid was swiftly administered to Metka, and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. He survived and now faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.

Remarkably, the officers involved remained uninjured, while Metka’s gun was recovered at the scene. The Fontana Police Chief, Michael Dorsey, expressed concern over Metka’s extensive criminal history, which includes numerous arrests for weapons and assault violations.

The incident is currently under investigation by the San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office, and Metka awaits his trial. This harrowing incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers that law enforcement officers face in the line of duty.