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Attempt Murder of a Peace Officer

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VICTORVILLE: A San Bernardino County deputy survived an ambush Sunday evening after a suspect opened fire on him while he was conducting a traffic stop in Victorville. The suspect’s gunfire did not hit or injure the deputy but the brazen attempt to take a uniformed deputy’s life proves the violent climate in which law enforcement officers now work.

On Sunday, February 2, 2014, at approximately 9:45 p.m., a deputy from the Victorville Police Department was conducting a traffic stop in the area of Hesperia Road and Green Tree Boulevard in the City of Victorville. As the deputy was returning to his vehicle, he noticed a new, silver Chrysler 300 driving toward him on Hesperia Road. The vehicle slowed and a window on the driver’s side was lowered half way. The deputy saw muzzle flashes and heard four gunshots coming from the Chrysler 300.

The suspect vehicle fled north on Hesperia Road. The deputy returned fire and attempted to catch the vehicle but was unsuccessful. Detectives responded to the scene, collected evidence of the shooting, spoke with witnesses and scoured the area for clues.

Detectives located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle at 13800 Block of Apple Creek, within blocks of where the shooting occurred. Investigators located evidence consistent with a gun being shot from within the vehicle. A search warrant was obtained for the residence and additional evidence related to the shooting was recovered, such as:

  • A .45 caliber handgun
  • .45 caliber ammunition
  • Ruger Mini 14 converted to an assault rifle with a pistol grip and two (2) 30-round high-capacity magazines
  • Gang paraphernalia

The suspect Shawn Munoz, 31 a resident of Ontario has been arrested for Attempted Murder on a Peace Officer, and will be booked at WVDC.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. 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.

Source: SBSD Headquarters

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Woman airlifted from crash on Sheep Creek and El Mirage Roads Saturday night

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Traffic Accident on El Mirage and Sheep Creek Road
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ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Several people were injured in a T-bone crash at the intersection of Sheep Creek near El Mirage Roads Saturday night.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, the traffic accident was reported at about 9:30 PM on August 8th and involved a silver Chevy Tahoe and a silver Ford F-150.

San Bernardino County Firefighters responded and located the Tahoe with major damage to the passenger side and used extrication tools to remove a young child. A female adult sitting in the front passenger was critically injured and a helicopter was requested to airlift her to a trauma center.

A CHP helicopter H-80 landed in the roadway and subsequently flew the injured woman to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Jessica Christopherson was on her way home from work when she drove up to the accident and heard children inside the SUV screaming and pulled over to call 911. Jessica said the little girl’s leg was pinned but when firefighters removed her from the vehicle she only had some scrapes.

According to Jessica, the dad in the Tahoe was okay and another little girl was shaken up and all three were taken by ground ambulance to LLUMC. The driver of the pickup truck sustained a gash to the back of his head.

Jessica told VVNG she’s almost been involved in several accidents on El Mirage Road due to people speeding and would like to see at least a 3-way stop sign instead of just one.

The California Highway Patrol Victorville Station is handling the investigation into the cause of the crash.

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Man found dead at High Desert Inn Motel in Hesperia

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HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Police said no foul play was suspected after a man was found dead at the High Desert Inn.

On Thursday, August 6, 2020, at approximately 1:02 a.m., deputies responded to High Desert Inn, located at 14320 Main Street, in reference to a medical aid call.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Taylor Reynolds said A 59-year-old male was found unresponsive at the incident location. “Deputies did not discover any signs of foul play,” stated Reynolds.

The spokeswoman said the investigation is being handled by the Coroner’s Division and had no other information available for release.

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At least 3 killed, 3 airlifted in 15 freeway crash near Baker

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BAKER, Calif. (VVNG.com) – At least three people have been confirmed killed, and three others were airlifted from a crash that shut down a stretch of 15 freeway Saturday evening.

It happened just after 7 p.m. on the northbound I-15 near Baker after an SUV crashed into the back of a semi truck and caught fire.

When firefighters arrived on scene they located the vehicle fully involved in fire with an unknown amount occupants still trapped inside.

Scanner traffic indicated that the fire quickly spread from the SUV to the semi truck, which was described as a 53-foot general cargo truck loaded with clothing.

Scanner traffic also indicated that three helicopters landed on the freeway to transport a 15-year-old, a child, and the child’s mother to Las Vegas University Medical Center.

In all, 1 person sustained critical injuries, 3 others sustained moderate injuries, and at least 3 people were pronounced deceased onscene with a possible fourth person still in the wreckage, scanner traffic reported.

Firefighters had a knock-down of the fire at about 9:45 p.m.

The identification of the deceased is not expected to be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

Officers from the CHP Barstow Station are handling the investigation into the cause of the accident.

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