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Deputies Shoot, Kill Man In Yucaipa Parking Lot

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YUCAIPA (KTLA) — Deputies shot and killed a man in Yucaipa on Saturday after he appeared to reach for a weapon from his waistband.

The incident occurred around 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church on Yucaipa Boulevard.

San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies were looking for a man connected to a domestic disturbance, authorities said.

They had received a call around 4:28 p.m. about a man and a woman having problems near a mobile home park, and the man then fled.

Deputies later saw his vehicle, stopped him and proceeded to take him into custody when he reached for a deputy’s gun, authorities said.

When he was unsuccessful, he began reaching for what deputies thought was a gun in his waistband.

Paramedics transported the unidentified man to the hospital, where he died.

Homicide detectives are conducting an investigation. It is unclear whether the deceased man had a gun.

 

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