Video: Knife-wielding man stabs Calif. cop, is shot dead

An officer was sitting in his patrol car when he was approached by a man with a knife

By Nathaniel Percy
San Bernardino County Sun, Calif.

RIALTO, Calif. — A 26-year-old man was shot and killed at a Rialto gas station after he allegedly attacked three officers with a knife Friday morning, Nov. 6, authorities said.

Rialto officers were investigating a call of a gunshot victim at USA Gasoline in the 200 block of Foothill Boulevard about 6:20 a.m. when the man approached an officer sitting in his squad car and allegedly violently attacked him with a knife, police said.

The man was identified as David Viveros of San Bernardino and police said they believe he had no involvement in the initial shooting call.

Three officers were at the gas station when Viveros initiated the alleged attack. Officers twice deployed a Taser, but both were ineffective, police said.

Viveros continued to attack the officers and stabbed one of them in the abdomen, at which point, one of the officers fired several shots at Viveros, who died at the scene, police said.

Two officers were hospitalized and one was released, while the second remains in the hospital recovering from the stab wound, police said.

It wasn't immediately disclosed if the officers found a gunshot victim related to the initial shooting call.

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Man attacks officers with a knife resulting in officer involved shooting

Last Friday a man with a knife attacked our officers, stabbing one of them in the abdomen. The suspect, 26-year-old David Viveros of San Bernardino, approached the officers as they were investigating a shooting at a gas station. Officers deployed their taser twice but it was ineffective and Viveros continued to attack them. One of the officers fired several rounds at Viveros, who ultimately died from his injuries. Read the full press release online

Posted by Rialto Police Department on Sunday, November 8, 2020

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