San Bernardino Police Shoot and Kill Arson Suspect

San Bernardino Police responded to the 1400 block of Union Street Wednesday night after a suspect was reportedly setting fire to a Palm Tree at a vacant residence. As officers confronted the suspect, he waved an object at them. He began swinging the object at officers. The officers used a taser to de-escalate the situation but the suspect charged at them. One of the officers fired his service weapon at the suspect killing him.

There were several witnesses present at the time of the incident. The officer-involved shooting is under investigation. The suspect has been identified as Delfino Avila.