Off-duty deputy shot dead by police officers at golf course

An off-duty deputy from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was shot and killed by authorities on a golf course following an alleged domestic violence issue. The incident unfolded in Fontana, a city located 50 miles east of Los Angeles. Police responded to a call reporting gunshots fired inside a residence. The suspected shooter, identified as Alejandro Diaz, fled the scene with two firearms and sought refuge at the Sierra Lakes Golf Club, where a confrontation with law enforcement ensued.

According to witnesses, Diaz began firing his weapon indiscriminately, causing panic among golfers and engaging in a shootout with the police. In response to reports of an armed individual near the Sierra Lakes clubhouse, officers confronted Diaz. The shooter was later confirmed to be an off-duty deputy. Despite repeated verbal commands, the encounter escalated and resulted in the deputy being shot. Officers and paramedics administered immediate life-saving measures, but Diaz succumbed to his injuries after being transported to a hospital.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department hasn’t answered inquiries about the deadly shooting. However, they have referred inquiries to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s news release on the matter.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating the shooting incident. The motive behind the alleged domestic violence incident and the subsequent actions of the off-duty deputy remain under investigation.

The law enforcement community and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are now also mourning the loss of their colleague. The deputy’s identity has not been released pending notification of family members.