Friday , 21 October 2016
Barstow Police Station

Barstow Man Dead After Officer Involved Shooting

BARSTOW-( A 29-year-old Barstow man died Thursday night  following a deputy’s attempt to detain him for questioning after seeing him jumping a fence into the parking lot of the El Rancho Motel on Main Street. The deputy, along with a citizen volunteer made contact, but the subject was uncooperative giving the deputy a false name.

When the deputy attempted to handcuff the subject, identified as Nathaniel Harris Pickett he tried to run and a fight ensued. The subject hit the deputy several times in the face and he refused to comply with repeated verbal commands to stop hitting him and move away. The deputy fired his weapon, striking the subject. The deputy was treated at a local hospital for multiple injuries, including broken bones.

The Barstow Police Department and Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators are conducting the investigation. No further information is available at this time. Updates will be issued as new information becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Keith Libby at the Barstow Police Department, (760)256-2211. 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

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