Police say they were responding to a call of a possible burglary, and that they found a person -- later identified as 28 year-old Daverion Kinnard -- inside a home.
According to investigators, Kinnard ran from the scene and was later found in a portable restroom.
That's when the officer saw a metal object in Kinnard's hand, authorities said. The officer opened fire, killing Kinnard.
The object in Kinnard's hand turned out to be a lighter.
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The city of Fontana later agreed to pay $1 million to Kinnard's family in a settlement.
The shooting is still under investigation.