SWAT Officers Exchange Gunfire


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Resulted In Death 




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.

After failed 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.

At approximately 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.  

San Bernardino County Sheriff Department -Hesperia Investigators Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail responded to the location and are currently conducting the investigation.