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Man shot and killed during officer involved-shooting in Adelanto identified

ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG. com) — A 32-year-old domestic dispute suspect shot and killed during an officer-involved shooting in Adelanto was identified as Darrell Allen.

It happened in the 18100 block of Poinciana Road at about 11:10 am, on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

According to a sheriff’s news release, deputies were dispatched to a domestic battery at the location and when they arrived, the victim, an adult female, said Allen had left on foot.

Sheriff’s officials said deputies were conducting an area check and while checking a nearby apartment complex laundry room and deputies determined someone was inside. 

“The door opened, and the suspect emerged, advancing toward the deputies while armed with a knife, and a deputy involved shooting occurred,” stated the release.

Several residents who heard the incident told Victor Valley News they heard the deputies shouting at Allen to ‘drop it’ just seconds before they heard 5-8 gunshots.

Samuel Jace, a tenant at the complex said Allen was outside and had a butter knife. “Two cops came up he put his hands up and they shot him multiple times,” stated Jace.

(Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

Officials haven’t confirmed how many rounds were fired or if Allen’s hands were up. “The suspect was shot and transported to Victor Valley Hospital where he was pronounced deceased,” stated the release.

(Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News)

“Why would you shoot somebody and not just talk them down, even if you think he had a knife. Why wouldn’t you just talk him down?” stated Paul Walker McDonald, a friend of Allen.

Rissa Wells, the mother of Allen’s children, created a Gofundme account to help raise money for his services.

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The scene was turned over to detectives from the Homicide Detail for several hours as they conducted the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information, or anyone who witnessed the incident, is asked to contact Detective Kevin McCurdy, Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or

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