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DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:29 p.m.

INCIDENT: Felony Evading / Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Deputy Involved Shooting

LOCATION: Otto Street/Blake Street, Muscoy

SUSPECT: Juan Ayon-Ruiz, 24 years old, resident of Yucaipa

On Thursday, January 9, 202 at 9:29 p.m. deputies from the Central Station attempted a traffic stop on a Buick Ranier that was driving recklessly on the eastbound 210 freeway near Highland Ave. The driver failed to stop and continued driving at a high rate of speed. The driver exited the freeway into the community of Muscoy, and in the area of Blake St./Otto St., the driver veered off the roadway and struck a mailbox. As deputies conducted a high-risk traffic stop, the driver reversed his vehicle and rammed the patrol car, at which time a deputy involved shooting occurred.

When deputies checked on the driver, his two-year-old child was found inside the car. The child was not restrained in a child safety seat but had no obvious injuries. He was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.

The driver, identified as Juan Ayon-Ruiz, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail responded to conduct the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information, or anyone who witnessed the incident, is asked to contact Detective Nicholas Clark, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or

Refer: Detective Nicholas Clark or Sergeant Ryan Smith

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. DR#012000088 H#2020-02

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