Breaking News!!: Hesperia, CA: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy shot by armed robber who’s still at large.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, an armed robber shot at a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputy in the chest on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 in Hesperia, California.
Deputies responded to a robbery at 12:45am PT near a Chevron Gas Station located on Ranchero Road and Escondido Avenue.
The deputy confronted a robbery suspect at the gas station and tried to pepper-spray the man, who then brandished a gun and opened fire,
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The robber, captured on surveillance video, fled in a black Chrysler 200 with paper plates.
The suspect is considered to be armed and dangerous.
The deputy has been identified by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as Pat Higgins, who was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said that the deputy’s bulletproof vest likely saved his life.
The investigation is ongoing and anybody with information is asked to call Sheriff’s Homicide Detail at: 1 (909) 387-3589 or 911 if you spot the gunman.
Anybody wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 782-7436 or visit the We-Tip Hotline website at: https://wetip.com
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