San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: Monday, July 4, 20168:05 p.m.

INCIDENT: Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Officer Involved Shooting

LOCATION: 7700 block of Eucalyptus Drive, Highland

VICTIM: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy

SUSPECT: Adult Hispanic male, name withheld pending positive identification

Summary

On Monday, July 4, 2016 at 8:05 p.m. Sheriff’s dispatch received a 911 call reporting a man with a gun inside a residence in the 7700 block of Eucalyptus Drive in Highland.Prior to the deputy’s arrival, the reporting party advised dispatch the male subject was threatening to harm her.As the deputy was arriving at the front of the residence, two male subjects were walking in the front yard.One subject immediately raised his arms, was armed with a handgun and pointed it directly at the deputy.The deputy fearing for his safety, fired his duty weapon striking the armed suspect.The suspect was transported to a local area hospital where he is expected to survive.The deputy was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of glass fragments to his face and eyes.

  

Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators are conducting the investigation.Through investigation, investigators were advised that prior to the deputy’s arrival, the suspect fired a handgun three times; once inside the residence and twice outside in the yard.Investigators located a handgun next to the suspect and a second handgun was located in the front yard.No other persons were injured during the incident.

  

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time. Updates will be issued as new information becomes available.

 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Tina Kirby (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: Sergeant Greg Myler or Detective Tina Kirby

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. 131602934H#2016-054

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700