Child abuse suspect shot by deputies in San Bernardino County

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Deputies shot a child abuse suspect when he allegedly pointed a gun at them as they tried to serve an arrest warrant in the Muscoy community of San Bernardino County earlier this week.

The incident described by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as a Lethal Force Encounter occurred in the 1900 block of West Mallory Street around 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

“When deputies contacted the subject of the arrest warrant, Fredy Castillo Cabrales, he pointed a gun at law enforcement and a lethal force encounter (LFE) occurred,” the Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release.

Cabrales, 37, was struck by the gunfire and taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

He was booked on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer, child sexual battery and child abuse, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Cabrales’ combined bail was set at $1.3 million.

Anyone with further information about the case was asked to call the Sheriff’s Department’s Specialized Investigations Division at 909-890-4804. Those who prefer to remain anonymous can contact We-Tip at 800-782-7463 or go to

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.