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DATE/TIME: December 17, 2018 3:45 p.m.

INCIDENT: Attempted Murder

LOCATION: Bear Valley Road/Westmont Avenue

SUSPECT: Unknown Hispanic male
Driving a Black Dodge Dakota Truck

VICTIM: Confidential – 34-year-old male

On Monday, December 17, 2018 at 3:45 p.m. the victim was driving westbound on Bear Valley Road near Westmont Avenue, when he was rear-ended by what he believed to be a black Dodge Dakota pick up truck with an extra cab, driven by a Hispanic male. The suspect/driver of the Dodge Dakota approached the victim’s vehicle and broke out the driver’s side window before shooting the victim one time with a handgun. The victim sustained a single gunshot to his left leg. The suspect was last seen driving west through the Lowe’s parking lot and was not located.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for the gunshot wound. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The case is still under investigation and the driver has not been identified.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Detectives Vanessa Lopez or Felix Arreola at the Apple Valley Police Department, (760)240-7400.

Refer: Sergeant James R. Evans

Station: Apple Valley Station

Phone No. (760)240-7400

Case No. 181806159

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department