Authorities have identified the motorcyclist who allegedly shot dead a deputy during a foot chase in the Yucca Valley earlier this week on Memorial Day.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said in a statement that officers conducting off-highway vehicle enforcement first contacted 29-year-old Lancaster resident Bilal Winston Shabaz after they noticed that his street-legal motorcycle had no license plate. News release.
They tried to drag him near Paxton Road and Imperial Drive, but he fled, first on his motorcycle and then on foot. As the deputy followed him through a residential area, Shabaz shot the sergeant. Dominic Veca, who was trying to take him into custody, according to the sheriff’s department.
43-year-old Waka was airlifted for treatment, but eventually succumbed to his injuries.
Shabaz allegedly kept on running and kept firing on the deputy. Officials said the deputy opened fire, and Shabaz was killed.
Shabaz died on the spot at 57000 block of Crestview Drive. The deputy says they found a loaded gun next to his body, and that he was carrying two magazines of ammunition.
According to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials, Shabaz had a no-bail warrant outside Los Angeles County, but they were not releasing more details about what the warrant included.
on Tuesday, Law enforcement officers honored Waka in procession with his body From the Desert Regional Medical Center to the Coroner’s Office.
According to a sheriff’s spokesman, Waka, a 17-year-old from the force, leaves behind two daughters aged 4 months and 11 years.
a memorial fund was established for the family of Sgt through the Peace Officers Research Association of California.
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