SWAT Officers Exchange Gunfire
San Bernardino County Sheriff Department -Hesperia responded to a report of a male
subject, later identified as Kevin Rinehart, brandishing a weapon in the 9400
block of Tamarisk Avenue in Hesperia, California.
Sunday, August 5,
2018, at 11:43 A.M., San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies followed
up on the report stating that Rinehart pointed a long rifle at his 4-year-old
son and then pointed a handgun at the reporting party for an unknown reason.
When Sheriff Deputies arrived, Rinehart had barricaded himself inside his
home and was refusing to peacefully exit his trailer.
attempts, a search warrant, and arrest warrant were obtained. The Deputies
requested the assistant of the Specialized
Enforcement Division and SWAT members responded to the location.
For several hours, numerous PA announcements, and phone calls were made to
Rinehart however, he continued to refuse to come out.
5:15 P.M., Rinehart exited his trailer armed with a handgun and a Deputy Involved Shooting occurred. Rinehart
was pronounced deceased at the scene, a hand gun was found lying next to him.
No Sheriff Deputies were injured during the incident.
Bernardino County Sheriff Department -Hesperia Investigators Specialized Investigations
Division, Homicide Detail responded to the location and are currently
conducting the investigation.