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Colton police shoot, kill man armed with kitchen knife

By in Press Enterprise on December 3, 2017

By Ryan Hagen, Jim Steinberg

Colton police shot and killed a man armed with a kitchen knife about noon Saturday, Dec. 2, police said.

A family called Colton police shortly before noon to report that a member of the family was going to hurt himself or other people.

As police were en route, the man left the house. Minutes later, police found him about a block away, near San Bernardino Avenue and Christobal Lane, armed with a kitchen knife.

“That’s when the officer-involved shooting occurred,” said Colton police Sgt. Ray Mendez.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting, Mendez said.

Police did not immediately release the man’s identity or further information.

Jessica Gamboa, 19, who lives nearby, said she heard five shots.


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