Vishal P. Singh
On Tuesday— off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy Alejandro Diaz, armed with two guns, was killed by Fontana police after a domestic violence incident. Diaz was arguing with his wife and shot a gun in their home. She called 911 and upon arrival, police confronted Diaz at a golf course near the house. Diaz reportedly raised a gun and was shot.
An old study from the National Center for Women and Policing found that at least 40% of law enforcement families experience domestic violence, but due to underreporting and implicit bias from fellow police: the true numbers may be much higher.
Here's the most recent statement from theLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department:
"The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is deeply saddened to hear of the tragic shooting incident involving our off-duty deputy who passed away," the agency said in a statement. "We are in close communication with Fontana Police Department and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department as they conduct their ongoing investigation. This incident is extremely difficult for the family, our personnel, and the officers involved."