FONTANA – Investigators said no one was hit by gunfire after a police officer shot at a 33-year-old stabbing suspect on Wednesday at the conclusion of a pursuit.
Police arrested Kesean Durrell Adkins, booking him for investigation for assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats, attempted murder and resisting arrests, according to records. Adkins, who stabbed himself, also stabbed another person shortly before 9 a.m. An emergency call to police reported the stabbing at the 17300 block of Eucalyptus St.
When police got to the scene, they found the victim and learned that the suspect was still inside the home.
“As officers were surrounding the residence,” according to a police statement, “the suspect ran out the back door carrying a large knife. The officer positioned at the back of the residence ordered the suspect to stop and drop the knife.” Adkins, said reports, ignored the order and police began to chase him on foot.
“During the foot pursuit, (Adkins) stopped and started stabbing himself,” said the police report. “The suspect turned toward the officers, held the knife in a threatening manner and starting moving toward the officer.” The officer, fearing for his life, shot the Adkins, but missed. Reports did not state if the shot was a warning shot or if it was meant to strike the suspect. There was no report of Adkins’ injuries.
Adkins, who was convicted of obstruction and resisting arrest in 2010, and also of making false statements to police officers in January, was arrested shortly before 9 a.m. at Jurupa Ave. and Bonsai Lane. Police did not elaborate on the victim’s condition. Adkins is being held at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on $1 million bail.
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