The Latest: Southern California deputy wounded in shooting
ADELANTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting that wounded a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy (all times local):
A Southern California sheriff’s deputy is out of surgery after being wounded in a shooting in the Mojave Desert city of Adelanto.
San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon says Deputy Robert Jahn is in critical but stable condition late Thursday morning.
The five-year veteran was hit by a round that went through his abdomen and struck several organs.
The sheriff says two deputies were conducting traffic stop around 1 a.m. when they heard gunfire coming from an apartment building.
Deputies were approaching an apartment when the deputy was struck. The sheriff says other deputies got the wounded deputy out of the line of fire and he was flown to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton.
McMahon says two men, both 26 and from Los Angeles, were taken into custody and will be booked into jail.
The reason for the gunfire remains under investigation.
A San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy is in surgery after being shot and wounded in the Mojave Desert city of Adelanto.
Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Cindy Bachman says deputies were making a traffic stop around 1 a.m. Thursday when they heard gunfire and determined it was coming from an apartment building.
Additional units were called in and the deputies came under fire as they approached, and they returned fire.
Bachman says one deputy was struck during the gunbattle and was flown to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton. He was described as alert and talking before being taken into surgery.
Three people who were in the apartment have been detained.
A Southern California sheriff’s deputy has been wounded in a shooting incident.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Cindy Bachman tweets that the deputy was struck when shots were fired from an apartment building in Adelanto early Thursday.
Bachman says the deputy was conscious when flown to a hospital. The extent of the deputy’s injuries is unknown.
Adelanto is in the high desert Victor Valley along U.S. 395.