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Deputy-Involved Shooting Investigation Underway at a home on the Apple Valley Golf Course

UPDATE: Sheriff’s officials identified the suspect as 71-year-old Thoren Rand, a resident of Apple Valley. When deputies arrived, the 69-year-old female victim exited the home with severe injuries and was followed by the suspect. 

“Rand was armed with a large knife and a firearm.  The deputy gave Rand numerous commands to drop the weapons, but he refused to comply.  A lethal force encounter occurred, and Rand was struck by gunfire, state sheriff’s officials in a written statement.

Through investigation, it was learned Rand physically assaulted the victim and then shot her.  She was transported to a hospital where she remains in stable condition.

Rand also remains hospitalized and is being held in the custody of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department on $1,000,000 bail.  

Anyone with information related to this case is urged to contact the Homicide Detail at 909-890-4904.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous should contact We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to

—original article—  

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — Detectives are actively investigating a deputy-involved shooting that occurred at a residence Monday morning in the Town of Apple Valley.

At about 8:25 am, on April 29, 2024, deputies responded to a reported assault in the 15200 block of Pocahantas Road, to a home that sits on the Apple Valley golf course.

“When they arrived, a female was found to have injuries. Deputies then encountered a male subject and a deputy involved shooting occurred,” stated sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez.

officer involved shooting investigation at a home on the apple valley golf course

Firefighters from the Apple Valley Fire Protection District requested two medical helicopters to airlift two people from the incident.

Rodriguez confirmed that both the female victim and the male suspect have been transported to a trauma center.

No other injuries have been reported and additional information will be released when available.

officer involved shooting investigation at a home on the apple valley golf course

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