John McMahon Sheriff-Coroner

DATE/TIME: July 10, 2019 11:10 a.m.

INCIDENT:    Domestic Battery/ Attempt Murder/ Deputy Involved Shooting

LOCATION: 18100 block of Poinciana Rd., Adelanto

SUSPECT:    Darrell Allen, 32 years old, resident of Adelanto

VICTIMS:       #1- Confidential – adult female

                       #2- San Bernardino Co. Deputy Sheriff


On July 10, 2019 at 11:10 a.m. deputies were dispatched to a domestic battery and when they arrived, the victim said the suspect left the location on foot. Deputies were conducting an area check and while checking a nearby apartment complex laundry room, 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. The suspect was shot and transported to Victor Valley Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Detectives from the Homicide Detail responded to conduct 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 We Tip at 800-78CRIME or

Adelanto- Domestic Battery/ Attempt Murder/ Deputy Involved Shooting

San Bernardino County

Sheriff’s Department

655 East Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

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