DATE/TIME: October 5, 2018 4:41 p.m.
INCIDENT: Failure to Yield/Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a
Peace Officer/Attempted Murder
of A Peace Officer/Deputy-Involved Shooting
LOCATION: Iroquois Road/Sholic Street
Seminole Street/Yucca Loma, Town of Apple Valley
VICTIM: Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Town of Apple Valley
SUSPECTS: Richard Seevers, age 32 a transient of Hesperia/Apple Valley
Ronnieca Berneice Hernandez (female), age 20 a transient of Hesperia/Apple Valley
On Friday, October 5, 2018, at approximately 4:41 pm, a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white Volkswagen at Iroquois Road in the area of Iroquois Road and Sholic Street for vehicle code violations. The driver, later identified as Ronnieca Hernandez, failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, the passenger, later identified as Richard Seevers, shot at the pursuing deputy. The pursuit ended in the area of Seminole Street and Yucca Loma. The suspects exited the vehicle, and a deputy-involved shooting occurred. The suspects fled through several resident’s yards before being taken into custody. Deputies located a firearm in the area where the suspects were apprehended.
Neither the deputy or the two suspects were injured during the incident.
Investigators from the Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail responded to the location and assumed the investigation. During the interview with the suspects, investigators learned they were both known gang members of the East Side Verdugo Gang in the High Desert. They were both transported and booked into the West Valley Detention Center. Ronnieca Berneice Hernandez is being held on $100,000.00 bail.
Richard Seevers was found to be on felony parole for Shooting at an Inhabited Dwelling, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Burglary, he is currently being held without bail.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Sheriff’s Homicide Detail, Detective Kevin McCurdy or Sergeant Jerry Davenport at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.
Refer: Detective Kevin McCurdy or Sergeant Jerry Davenport
Station: Specialized Investigations Division-Homicide Detail
Phone No. (909) 387-3589
Case No. 601800142 H#2018-096
John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department