Officer Involved Shooting & Road Closure
On 05/11/19, at approximately 11:13 pm, officers stopped a vehicle in the eastbound lanes of Jurupa Avenue, just east of Cypress Avenue. The vehicle was occupied by four males including Devon King (29). While an officer was contacting the driver, King exited the car and fled on foot armed with a semi-automatic handgun. Officers pursued King on foot and an officer involved shooting occurred. Officers provided medical attention to King while awaiting medics to arrive. King was transported to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries to his legs. King was arrested for ex-felon in possession of a handgun, parole violation and additional charges may follow.
Jurupa Avenue is temporarily shut down between Cypress and Juniper while detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and Fontana PD conduct their investigation. Parishioners who plan on attending St. Mary’s Catholic Church for Sunday Mass, will have to park at the Church overflow parking on Cypress north of Jurupa. Please access the overflow parking via southbound Cypress Ave. Please see the attached photograph of the overflow parking area. Follow Fontana PD on social media for updates relating to the street closure.
Please contact Officer Rich Guerrero, PIO
Desk (909) 356-7157