Struggle Leads to Fatal Shooting of Man in Colton: Police

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A man was shot and killed following a struggle that involved officers in Colton Tuesday morning, authorities said.

A man was shot and killed by police in Colton on Tuesday. (Credit: Google Maps)

The shooting took place after police received a call about a “man with a gun” in the area of Hunts Lane and East Steel Road (map) at about 7:50 a.m., according to Detective Ray Mendez of the Colton Police Department.

Colton police officers arrived a few minutes later and made contact with a man matching the description, Mendez stated in a news release.

The man allegedly began to struggle with officers who eventually opened fire and killed him, Mendez stated.

Investigators apparently located a firearm at the scene, Mendez stated.

Although initial reports stated no officers were injured in the incident, one officer did suffer minor injuries, according to Mendez.

The man’s identity was not immediately released.

The shooting was under investigation, according to Mendez.



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