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American News Aug 18, 2021 12:30 AM EST

California sheriff's deputy shot during traffic stop

The suspect opened fire on the deputy as they attempted to pull the vehicle over. Authorities found the deputy's cruiser scorched and severely damaged upon arriving at the scene.

California sheriff's deputy shot during traffic stop
Katie Daviscourt Seattle, WA

A California sheriff's deputy was Tuesday afternoon while attempting to make a traffic stop, the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department reported.

The suspect opened fire on the deputy as they attempted to pull the vehicle over. Authorities found the deputy's cruiser scorched and severely damaged upon arriving at the scene.

Courtesy of Fox News LA

The San Bernardino County Sheriff says the deputy is "alert" although their condition remains unknown. The deputy, who has not yet been identified, was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for treatment.

According to Sheriff Shannon Dicus, the unidentified deputy, a four-year veteran of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, was passing through the city of San Bernardino, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, when he attempted to pull the suspect over around 4:15 PM.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 20's, wearing a white shirt and red hat. The deputy sustained wounds to his face and one arm.

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