Los Angeles County Deputy Shot Dead by Fellow Officer on Golf Course

A Los Angeles County Sheriff deputy who was off duty was shot and killed by the authorities Tuesday at a golf club following a domestic violence incident.

Fontana police responded to a call at a house in the 16000 Block of Colonial Drive, located 50 miles east of Los Angeles. The Fontana Police Department reported that the home was called just after 3:45 pm. Police said that a caller reported her husband had fired a firearm inside the house.

Police said that the suspected shooter Alejandro Diaz (45) left his home with two firearms when the officers arrived, and then ran to Sierra Lakes Golf Club.

“He started shooting.” Shooting at the police, scaring golfers.” Myesha Dowe, a witness, said: “It was bad.”

After receiving reports that a man was armed near the Sierra Lakes Clubhouse, officers confronted Diaz and shot him.

Fontana Police said that after giving verbal commands a lethal encounter took place. “Immediately following the shooting, two technical reserve paramedics provided advanced life-saving techniques while San Bernardino County Fire medics arrived to continue medical treatment.”

Diaz was transported to a hospital where he later died. A postmortem is being conducted. Fontana Police officers were not injured.

We contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as well as the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department which are investigating the shooting. The LASD directed us to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s news release about the shooting.