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SUSPECT KILLED IN DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY

We have additional information on a Deputy-involved shooting that left a suspect dead in Yucca Valley Wednesday (June 9). According to Sheriff’s reports, Deputies responded around 7:40 p.m. to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at a city park near the home of the caller. The caller said that the driver, later identified as Juan DeLeCruz Rodriguez, 58, of Barstow, was acting strange, driving from the park at a high rate of speed and into oncoming traffic. Deputies contacted Rodriguez in the parking lot of the Grocery Outlet in Yucca valley. Rodriguez was uncooperative with officers and, soon after, put his vehicle in reverse and rammed the patrol car. Moments later, a deputy involved shooting occurred and Rodriguez was struck by gunfire. Rodriguez was transported to High Desert Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. Detectives from the Homicide Detail responded to the scene and recovered a knife, which fell from Rodriguez’s lap when he was pulled from the vehicle after the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

Investigators gather in response to a deputy-involved shooting in Yucca Valley Wednesday night. Photo courtesy of Jo Ann Barajas.

SUSPECT KILLED IN DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY

We have additional information on a Deputy-involved shooting that left a suspect dead in Yucca Valley Wednesday (June 9). According to Sheriff’s reports, Deputies responded around 7:40 p.m. to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at a city park near the home of the caller. The caller said that the driver, later identified as Juan DeLeCruz Rodriguez, 58, of Barstow, was acting strange, driving from the park at a high rate of speed and into oncoming traffic. Deputies contacted Rodriguez in the parking lot of the Grocery Outlet in Yucca Valley. Rodriguez was uncooperative with officers and, soon after, put his vehicle in reverse and rammed the patrol car. Moments later, a deputy involved shooting occurred. Rodriguez was transported to High Desert Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. Detectives from the Homicide Detail responded to the scene and recovered a knife, which fell from Rodriguez’s lap when he was pulled from the vehicle after the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

LIMITED INFORMATION ON A DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN YUCCA VALLEY

Investigators gather in response to a deputy-involved shooting in Yucca Valley Wednesday night. Photo courtesy of Jo Ann Barajas.

There is still limited information available on a shooting in Yucca Valley Wednesday night (June 9). Detectives from The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Homicide Division are investigating what they described as a Deputy-involved shooting at about 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot outside the Grocery Outlet on Twentynine Palms Highway. The investigation is ongoing and Z107.7 New will have more information as it becomes available.

HOMICIDE DIVISION CALLED AFTER DEPUTY-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN YUCCA VALLEY

Detectives from The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Homicide Division are investigating a Deputy-involved shooting in Yucca Valley last night (June 9). According to The Sheriff’s Department, the shooting happened at about 8:30 in the parking lot outside the Grocery Outlet on Twentynine Palms Highway. No other information is available at this time. The investigation is ongoing and Z107.7 New will have more information as it becomes available.

Investigators gather in response to a deputy-involved shooting in Yucca Valley Wednesday night. Photo courtesy of Jo Ann Barajas.
Investigators gather in response to a deputy-involved shooting in Yucca Valley Wednesday night. Photo courtesy of Jo Ann Barajas.

SUSPECT IN MURDER OF LOCAL SHERIFF’S SERGEANT WAS A WANTED MAN

Sheriff’s Sergeant Dominic Vaca died of his injuries after being shot during a pursuit in Yucca Valley Monday.
The Sheriff’s department identified Bilal Winston Shabazz of Lancaster as the suspect who shot and killed Sergeant Dominic Vaca during a pursuit Monday

The man who shot San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dominic Vaca to death after an attempted traffic stop in Yucca Valley had a warrant out for his arrest, the Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday (June 2). Bilal Winston Shabazz, 29, of Lancaster, was being sought on a no-bail warrant out of Los Angeles County. Monday, deputies from the Morongo Basin station were doing extra patrols for off-highway vehicle violations at 12:33 p.m. when they saw a man, later identified as Shabazz, riding a motorcycle without a license plate and tried to pull him over near Paxton Road and Imperial Drive. Shabazz sped away and later abandoned the motorcycle in the area of Barberry Avenue and Crestview Drive, running through several neighborhood properties and into the open desert. Vaca caught up with Shabazz and attempted to detain him, but Shabazz shot Vaca. Other deputies were able to find Shabazz and shot him in an exchange of gunfire, killing him. A loaded handgun was found next to Shabazz, and two ammunition magazines were found on him. Wednesday, County Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman ordered flags at all county government facilities to fly at half-staff in honor of Vaca. Hagman encouraged all county residents, businesses, and government agencies to do the same.