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Attempt Murder on Police Officers – Fatal Officer Involved Shooting


On Saturday, 6-21-14, at about 0330 hours, several Fontana Police Officers were conducting a follow-up investigation in the 800 blk. N. Davidson Avenue in the City of San Bernardino. This was in relation to an attempt murder shooting that occurred in the City of Fontana on Friday, 6-20-14 at about 2245 hours, involving a 37 year old Hispanic male who was shot in the upper torso.

While the officers were in their car, they were approached on foot by the two suspects who were armed or appeared to be armed. One of the suspects, James Kofu, pointed a sawed off small caliber rifle at the officers. The officers, in fear of their safety, fired at the suspects, striking Kofu. The other suspect, Antonio Ramirez, fled the scene on foot.

Kofu died at the scene and his weapon was located near him.

Ramirez managed to evade police apprehension for about two hours. He was eventually located within the residence on Davidson Avenue that was being watched by the Fontana officers after the Fontana shooting. He was taken into custody without incident.

Ramirez was not injured in the Officer Involved Shooting incident.

Ramirez was the suspect in the Fontana shooting.

He was arrested on attempt murder charges stemming from the Fontana and San Bernardino incidents.

Anyone with information on the Officer Involved Shooting is asked to contact Detective John Munoz at (909) 384-5630 or Sergeant Gary Robertson at (909) 841-5361.

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