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Police corporal cleared in fatal shooting

September 29, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that a Fontana police corporal was legally justified when he shot and killed a suspected drug dealer earlier this year.The District Attorney's Office said it has completed its review of the of March 13 incident which left 33-year-old Enrique Castenada Isiordia dead.

The incident happened during a daytime heroin bust the Fontana Police Department was conducting in the city of Ontario.

According to the District Attorney's Office, Corporal Keith Zagorian ordered Isiordia eight or nine times to show his hands. But instead, the suspect moved his left hand toward the back of his waistband. Zagorian thought he had a gun so he fired four rounds at Isiordia.

The suspect was later determined to be unarmed.

An autopsy revealed that Isiordia died from multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen.

Zagorian has been with the Fontana Police Department for four years and has worked hundreds of narcotic-related cases.

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