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Barricaded suspect in custody after standoff in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( A barricaded suspect was injured Friday night after he was shot with a “less than lethal” weapon in Apple Valley.

It happened at about 1:50 p.m. when deputies from the Apple Valley Sheriff’s responded to the 22600 block of Lone Eagle Road and found a man barricaded inside the home.

According to witnesses, during the hours-long stand-off, the suspect taunted, threatened and at one point rushed at deputies. A bean bag round was fired at the suspect, striking him in the leg as he retreated back into the residence, witnesses said.

Later, scanner traffic reported, the suspect was heard shouting that he was down near the doorway and unable to move. Moments later, deputies apprehended the suspect without incident and discovered he was critically injured, possibly from the less than lethal bean bag round lodged in his leg.

The suspect was bleeding profusely from the wound and paramedics were requested to expedite to the scene. Due to his injuries, he was later airlifted Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

Details on what led deputies to the stand-off are unknown at this time.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer has not responded to a media inquiry requesting additional information.

Please check back for updates as they are received.

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