**The information provided below is based on preliminary details regarding ongoing investigations, which may continue to evolve**
OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced that the California Department of Justice, pursuant to Assembly Bill 1506 (AB 1506), is investigating and will independently review two separate officer-involved shootings (OIS) that occurred Wednesday night. One incident occurred in Joshua Tree in San Bernardino County and the other occurred in Santa Clarita in Los Angeles County.
The San Bernardino County OIS incident resulted in the death of one individual and reportedly occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. after the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call for assistance. The Los Angeles County OIS incident also resulted in the death of one individual and reportedly occurred after the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call for assistance at approximately 10:45 p.m.
Following notification by local authorities, the California Department of Justice’s California Police Shooting Investigation Teams deployed to the incident scenes. Alongside other law enforcement partners, the California Department of Justice is investigating. Once the investigations have been completed, they will be turned over to the California Department of Justice’s Special Prosecutions Section within the Criminal Law Division for independent review. More information on the California Department of Justice’s role and responsibilities under AB 1506 is available here: https://oag.ca.gov/ois-incidents.