San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Friday, March 11, 20167:54 p.m.

INCIDENT: Residential Burglary / Deputy Involved Shooting (no injuries)

LOCATION: 14800 block of Providence Road, Adelanto


SUSPECT: Unknown – Hispanic male, 5’10”, wearing a black jacket


On Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7:54 p.m. a deputy responded to an alarm call at the Providence Road residence. The alarm company advised this was an activation due to a broken window. The deputy arrived and found a broken window on the south side of the home. The deputy announced into the home, “Sheriff’s Department.” The suspect entered the bedroom, carrying an unknown, black object. The suspect did not comply with the deputy’s commands and the deputy shot at the suspect, who turned and fled the residence, into the neighborhood.
Deputies from Victor Valley and Victorville stations, along with Deputy Moyer and his K-9, searched for the suspect but were unable to locate him.
Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators responded to conduct the investigation, and do not believe the suspect was struck by the gunfire.
Investigators are asking for assistance from the public to identify the suspect involved. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Nick Hartleben at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at
Refer: Sergeant John Gaffney or Detective Nick Hartleben

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. DR#241600663 H#2016-020

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700