News Alert!!: Barstow, CA: Deputy involved shooting.
A man was shot and killed by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy after the man allegedly assaults the deputy.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at 9:07pm PT on Thursday, November 19th, 2015, a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy, along with a citizen volunteer, were on patrol traveling through Barstow, California.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy saw a male subject jump a fence into the parking lot of the El Rancho Motel on Main Street and stopped to question him.
During the contact, the subject gave the deputy a false name, and became uncooperative.
When the deputy attempted to handcuff the subject, he tried to run. and almost immediately a fight ensued with the deputy and subject on the ground.
The subject struck the deputy numerous times in the face and refused to comply with the repeated verbal commands to stop hitting him and move away.
The deputy fired his weapon, striking the subject, at which time the assault ceased.
The deputy was transported to a local hospital and is being treated for multiple injuries, including broken bones.
The person, later identified as 29 year old Nathaniel Harris Pickett of Barstow, California, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Barstow Police Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Investigators are conducting the investigation.
At this moment, there is no further information available.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Keith Libby at the Barstow Police Department at: 1 (760) 256-2211.
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: http://www.wetip.com