Deputy fatally shoots man holding knife to child in Hesperia, authorities said

A deputy fatally shot a 44-year-old man suspected of holding a knife to a child at an apartment complex in Hesperia, sheriff's officials reported. ...

June 3, 2023
7:04 AM

A deputy fatally shot a 44-year-old man suspected of holding a knife to a child at an apartment complex in Hesperia, sheriff's officials reported. Deputies responded at 1:26 p.m. on Thursday the apartment complex in the 8800 block of C Street, near Hesperia Christian School. When deputies arrived, they learned that a suspect had barricaded himself and his family inside their home and was making threats. A woman in the home grabbed her children and tried to escape through a window. The suspect grabbed one of the children and went back inside, according to deputies.

Rene Ray De La Cruz