VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Police identified the suspect who attempted to murder a sheriff’s deputy with her own service weapon.
on September 4, 2019, Ari Young, 21, a resident of Victorville, was causing a disturbance at his home in the 13100 block of Cabazon Court in Victorville, prompting his mom to call the police on her own son.
According to a sheriff’s news release, at approximately 8:25 am, a distraught female called sheriff’s dispatch yelling “Oh my God, oh my God, send the police, I need my son removed from my home.”
First arriving deputy, Meagan Forsberg, arrived on scene and contacted the suspect Ari Young, outside.
According to the release, “Young became combative with Forsberg and began assaulting her, repeatedly punching her in the head and face. Forsberg fell to the ground during the assault and a deputy involved shooting occurred. Young grabbed Forsberg’s duty weapon and shot at her. As Forsberg ran toward cover, Young continued firing the handgun at her.”
Additional deputies arrived within a minute of the first shots that were fired.
“Young who was still armed with Forsberg’s weapon, ignored commands to drop the weapon and a second deputy involved shooting occurred,” officials said.
Young was struck an unknown number of times by gunfire and was transported to a local area hospital. His injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.
Officials said Forsberg was not struck by gunfire but was transported to a local hospital with injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division, Detective Nicholas Craig at (909) 387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or www.wetip.com.