A Highland resident was arrested today in connection with the attempted home invasion robbery in Corona where an off-duty police officer shot a suspect who later died.
Quentinn Macklin, 42, was the last of a three-man armed robbery crew that tried storming into a Corona home in the 1200 block of Kendrick Circle on Sunday when the officer stopped by to return some lost property back to the homeowner.
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Macklin was found today in Lancaster and arrested on a warrant for his alleged tie to the crime with the help of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, Corona police Officer Jesse Cervantes said.
Police believe Macklin was involved in the attempted home invasion robbery where Dushine James Smith, 41, of San Bernardino, allegedly confronted the unidentified off-duty police officer with a handgun in the driveway and was shot, Cervantes said. The other two suspects carried Smith to a car while the officer took cover.
Smith was taken to a Fontana hospital where he later died Sunday of his wounds, Cervantes said.
It was not disclosed how many times the officer shot Smith.
An investigation was launched and on Friday detectives, who obtained arrest warrants searched for Macklin and Adrian Tremain Coleman, 35, of San Bernardino.
Coleman was found at an Ontario motel and arrested, Cervantes said.