Deputy Shoots, Wounds Gun-Toting Suspect

Deputy Shoots, Wounds Gun-Toting Suspect

HIGHLAND – An unidentified shooter who nearly got into a shooting duel with a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy was wounded in a July 4 altercation.

The adult Hispanic male, whose name was withheld pending positive identification, is expected to survive the attack, according to reports.

The deputy, fearing for his safety in the shooting shortly after 8 p.m., was treated for treatment of glass fragments to his face and eyes.

Law enforcement received an emergency call at 8:05 p.m., reporting that a man with a gun was inside a residence in the 7700 block of Eucalyptus Drive. Before the deputy’s arrival, said Det. Tina Kirby, the caller reported that the male suspect was threatening to harm a female victim inside the residence.

When the deputy arrived, two males were walking in the front yard. One immediately raised his arms, according to reports, and pointed a handgun directly at the deputy.

The deputy fired his weapon, striking the armed suspect. The suspect did not fire at the deputy, but the deputy reportedly fired at the suspect in self-defense. The shot suspect was transported to an area hospital, according to reports.

The deputy, whose name was withheld, was also treated at an area hospital injuries sustained during the incident. Kirby reported that homicide investigators, who are conducting the investigation, were told the suspect had fired a handgun three times before the deputy’s arrival – once inside the residence and twice in the outside yard.

Investigators located a handgun next to the suspect and a second handgun was discovered in the front yard. No other people were injured during the incident.

One day later, law enforcement still had not identified the suspected shooter.

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