RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was hospitalized after being shot while investigating reports of a suspicious vehicle early Sunday, authorities said.
The shooting happened as the deputy approached the vehicle in a residential neighborhood of Rancho Cucamonga, the Sheriff's Department said.
Despite being shot twice, the deputy managed to return fire and then radio in a description of the suspect, who fled the vehicle and ran from the scene, officials said.
The 35-year-old suspect, who was not injured, was taken into custody nearby. Officials said he was on parole and has an extensive criminal history.
The deputy, a five-year department veteran, was airlifted to a hospital, where he was in stable condition after treatment, sheriff's officials said at a news conference.
Two guns were recovered. The investigation is ongoing.