Hesperia Man Survives Two Vehicle Collisions, Fatally Shot by Deputies After Brandishing Knife

Hesperia Man Survives Two Vehicle Collisions, Fatally Shot by Deputies After Brandishing Knife

A Hesperia man, identified as Nicholas Robert Contreras, 32, miraculously survived being struck by two vehicles in separate collisions on Thursday morning. However, his life came to a tragic end when he was fatally shot by San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies after he pulled out a knife and refused to comply with their commands.

The first collision occurred at the intersection of Mariposa Road and Locust Avenue in Victorville, according to a spokesperson from the sheriff’s office. Contreras, who was traveling on foot, was struck by a vehicle but managed to pick himself up and continue walking. He was then struck by a second vehicle near a nearby gas station, approximately a quarter-mile away.

Responding to emergency calls, sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene shortly before 10 a.m. Neither of the collisions had incapacitated Contreras, as confirmed by sheriff’s spokesperson Gloria Huerta. As the deputies approached Contreras, they discovered that he was carrying a knife. Despite repeated commands to drop the weapon, Contreras refused and instead advanced towards the deputies. In response, the deputies opened fire, resulting in Contreras being pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation into this incident is being handled by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Specialized Investigation Division. Further details surrounding the circumstances leading up to the collisions and the subsequent confrontation with the deputies are yet to be disclosed.

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