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Police Say Killing of Man Holding Girl Justified

August 27, 2003|From Times Staff Reports

Police said the officer-involved shooting Monday that left a San Bernardino man dead was warranted.

Ephraim Gutierrez, 33, was shot by a SWAT team member during a 90-minute hostage negotiation.

Gutierrez was inflicting knife wounds into the neck of a 2-year-old female family member he was holding inside a San Bernardino home when he was killed, Lt. Mark Emoto said. Gutierrez also was holding his 47-year-old aunt, Emoto said.

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