San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: August 1, 2016 at 9:26 pm

INCIDENT: Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer/ Receiving Stolen Property/ Felony Evading/ Officer Involved Shooting LOCATION: Cajon Blvd, Muscoy SUSPECTS: SUSPECT 1: Fredrick Neely, 35, Transient SUSPECT 2: Unknown, White or Hispanic Male


On August 1, 2016, at 9:26 p.m., a deputy assigned to the Sheriff’s Central Station was patrolling the unincorporated area of Muscoy. He was driving north on Duffy Street near Ogden Street when he observed a suspicious vehicle, later discovered to be stolen. The deputy attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle and the suspects fled. A pursuit ensued through the streets of Muscoy at high rates of speed, with the driver running several stop signs, driving on the opposite side of the street and endangering the public.


The vehicle came to a stop and the passenger fled on foot. The suspect, later identified as Frederick Neely, continued driving recklessly with the deputy in pursuit. The vehicle came to an abrupt stop at the flood control channel and Neely was instructed to exit, but did not comply. The deputy attempted to take Neely into custody when Neely accelerated towards him.    The deputy fired several rounds striking Neely. Neely was taken into custody and transported to ARMC with non-life threatening injuries. The second suspect remains outstanding. Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Sheriff’s Homicide Detail at (909) 387-3589. Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous is encouraged to contact We-Tip at 1(800) 78-CRIME or at www.    Refer: Sgt David Johnson or Detective Nick Clark Station: Specialized Investigations- Sheriff’s Homicide Detail Case No.: H#2016-060

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