DA Finds Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Chino Justified

Staff Reports

SAN BERNARDINO – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the fatal officer-involved shooting of 56-year-old Stephen Austin of Chino by Chino Police Officer John Burg, Coproral Margarito Jacquez and Sergeant Nicholas Marotta by on March 9, 2016.

Based on the facts presented in the reports and the applicable law, the use of deadly force utilized by all three officers was a proper exercise of their right of self-defense and the defense of others and therefore their actions were legally justified.

The report of the written case evaluation is available at http://www.sbcountyda.org by selecting Press Releases under the Newsroom tab at the top of the home page.

Contact: Christopher Lee, Public Affairs Officer (909) 382-3665 or via email at clee@sbcda.org or via text at (909) 782-5559