Deputy Involved Shooting


On Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at approximately 11:40 p.m. a deputy from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station observed a reckless driver in the city of Adelanto and the deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was later identified as Ruben Luna-Ibarra. Luna-Ibarra did not immediately yield, but drove into the parking lot of an apartment complex a short time later then stopped his vehicle.

During the contact between Luna-Ibarra and deputies, an officer involved shooting occurred. No one was struck by gunfire or injured as a result of the incident.

Luna-Ibarra was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and had two warrants for his arrest out of Los Angeles County. Following the shooting, Luna-Ibarra was placed under arrest.

Investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail responded to the location and are conducting the officer involved shooting portion of the investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Julius McChristian or Sergeant Robert Warrick at (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at