Deadly Shooting in Victorville: Man Hit By Cars, Then Rushes Deputies with Unknown Object


Tragedy in Victorville: Deputies Fatally Shoot Man After Pedestrian Collision

Sheriff's deputies respond to an incident in Victorville.

In a heart-wrenching incident that unfolded in Victorville on Thursday, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man at the intersection of Mariposa Road and Locust Avenue.

Witness Accounts Reveal a Troubling Sequence of Events

According to Mara Rodriguez, spokesperson for the sheriff’s department, deputies arrived on scene around 10 a.m. to a chilling sight: a man was “jumping in and out of traffic” just before being hit by two vehicles.

As the man struggled to his feet, the situation escalated. Witnesses reported he “ran towards deputies with an unknown object,” prompting officers to open fire.

Lethal Shots End a Troubled Life

The deputies discharged at least five rounds, striking the man at least once. Despite medical attention at the scene, he succumbed to his injuries.

Rodriguez confirmed that the man was “pronounced dead at the scene.” The tragic incident remains under investigation, but the initial witness accounts paint a disturbing picture of a man in distress causing an escalation of events that ultimately led to his untimely demise.

Unanswered Questions and Calls for Transparency

The shooting has sparked questions about the deputies’ use of lethal force and the circumstances surrounding the man’s erratic behavior.

Brad Wright, a local resident, expressed concerns: “We need to know why this man ended up in traffic and what led to the shooting. There are serious questions that need to be answered.”

La News Center will continue to monitor the investigation and provide updates as they become available.