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Suspect arrested after deputy shot twice in Rancho Cucamonga

Posted at 10:51 AM, Jul 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-17 13:51:16-04

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.