Off-Duty Sheriff’s Deputy In Fatal Shooting Of His Brother

An off-duty San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed his older brother during a medium-sized social gathering in Bloomington late last week, according to the sheriff’s department.
A department news release said an investigation into the incident, which took place at a private home during what was described as a family party, is now ongoing.
Available information is that Humberto Miranda, a 26-year-old, off-duty deputy, felt circumstances warranted unholstering his service revolver, which he had on his person, when his brother, 29-year-old Israel Miranda, grew aggressive as the result of an argument and brandished a knife, cutting his younger brother, Sergio Miranda, 24, of Bloomington, on the hand, drawing blood, while several family members were in the front yard of the home.
According to the sheriff’s department, Israel Miranda had a criminal record, including acts of violence, and was on parole at the time of the shooting.
Bloomington is in an unincorporated area of the county, where the sheriff’s department has law enforcement authority. Elements of the department with which Humberto Miranda is employed responded to the reports that the shooting had taken place. Humberto Miranda was most recently assigned to the Victorville sheriff’s station.
Deputies with the department were summoned to the residence, located in the 9800 block of Magnolia Street, near Marygold Avenue, at 9:12 p.m., where they found Israel Miranda had sustained what was described as “multiple” gunshot wounds. He was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, which is roughly four miles from the scene of the shooting. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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