Man armed with handgun shot after fleeing traffic stop in Fontana, police say – San Bernardino County Sun

Man armed with handgun shot after fleeing traffic stop in Fontana, police say - San Bernardino County Sun
Armed ex-felon injured in Fontana officer-involved shooting
A man who fled a Fontana police traffic stop and was armed with a semiautomatic handgun was shot and wounded by police, the department said Sunday, May 12.

The man was identified as Devon King, 29, who was being treated for non-life-threatening wounds to his legs, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of being an ex-felon in possession of a gun and parole violation.

His case is still under investigation, police said.  Meanwhile, the police shooting of the suspect was being investigated by the San Bernardino County sheriff homicide unit, Fontana Officer Richard Guerrero said Sunday.

Armed man is shot and wounded by Fontana officers, according to police

The unit is routinely assigned to officer-involved shootings in the county, whether they are fatal or not.

The scene of the shooting, Jurupa Avenue between Cypress and Juniper avenues, was closed Sunday morning for the investigation. It was re-opened to traffic shortly after 1 p.m.

Police stopped a car with four men inside in the eastbound lanes of Jurupa Avenue at 11:13 p.m. Saturday. While an officer spoke to the driver, King got out of the car and ran. He was armed with a handgun, police said.

Detectives have finished processing the scene. The roadway is NOW OPEN. Thank you for your patience. @FontanaPD #FontanaPD #StaySafeFontana

The shutdown of the investigation area affected those attending Mass Sunday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The church’s overflow parking lot on Cypress Avenue north of Jurupa Avenue had to be used.

Guerrero said the church did get an early-morning email to parishioners about the street closures. He was told the church was expecting about 4,000 people during the morning for Mother’s Day Masses, and  he said there was a traffic backup on local streets.

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