CRIME/PUBLIC SAFETY NEWS RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Suspect Killed in Rancho Cucamonga Deputy Involved Shooting After Stabbing

39-year old Mark Dawson Jr. was killed by deputies after Dawson Jr. stabbed his father at a Senior Apartment Complex. The father called 911 around 12pm. Deputies arrived at the Village on the Green Senior Apartments in the 9400 block of Fairway Place to find Dawson Jr. armed with knives. He threatened the Deputies and continued to fight with his father.

Deputies attempted to get Dawson Jr. to comply with their commands but were unsuccessful. They forced entry into the apartment and according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff press release, a deputy-involved shooting occurred. The stabbing victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Dawson Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene. The shooting is under investigation.