Deputy cleared in shooting

SAN BERNARDINO - The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office has declined to file criminal charges in an officer-involved shooting of a Rancho Cucamonga man in February.

Trent Lemmon, 36, of Rancho Cucamonga died Feb. 12 after being shot by Deputy Joseph Parker.

The District Attorney's Office on Monday ruled the killing was legally justified because he had an immediate and apparent great bodily injury or death threat.

Inside the report, Parker said Lemmon told him, "I have a gun, I'm going to kill you" after he was told to "let me see your hands."

Lemmon then repeated the phrase more than once and shoved his hand into his pocket. Parker saw a silver or gray object that appeared to be metal and then fired his gun.

- Wes Woods II, (909) 483-9378

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