Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a 32-year-old Adelanto man who threatened them with a knife during a domestic dispute.

At 11:10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, deputies were dispatched to a domestic battery in the 18100 block of Poinciana Road, Adelanto, said a press release. When they arrived, the victim said the suspect left the location on foot.

“Deputies were conducting an area check and while checking a nearby apartment complex laundry room, deputies determined someone was inside,” the release said.  “The door opened, and the suspect emerged, advancing toward the deputies while armed with a knife, and a deputy involved shooting occurred.”

The suspect was taken to Victor Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

Detectives from the Homicide Detail responded to conduct the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information, or anyone who witnessed the incident, is asked to contact Detective Kevin McCurdy, Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail, at (909) 387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or