By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Sources: San Bernardino Police Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (Information):
Highland, California: The San Bernardino Police Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department have confirmed that the suspect who died in the officer involved shooting on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 is the man wanted in the ambush shooting of a deputy from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
During a news conference Wednesday evening, San Bernardino Police Department Chief Eric McBride confirmed the identity of the suspect as Ervin Olikong, a gang member in San Bernardino, California, and said that Ervin Olikong had an extensive criminal history – a very violent criminal history – which includes robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, and had a current warrant for $200,000 for assault with a deadly weapon.
The officer involved shooting involving that occurred at around 3:38 p.m. PT Wednesday after an investigation into the ambush shooting of a deputy from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department that occurred on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 in San Bernardino, California lead to Ervin Olikong as a possible suspect.
As police officers tried to take Ervin Olikong into police custody, the suspect engage the officers in a shooting which left two officers from the San Bernardino Police Department injured and the suspect Ervin Olikong deceased following the gun battle.
San Bernardino Police Department Chief Eric McBride said that the two injured police officers are being treated at Loma Linda University; one officer is in surgery and the other officer is getting treated for a gunshot wound.
The deputy in Tuesday’s ambush shooting is expected to make a “full recovery.”
ZachNews and the community hopes for a speedy recovery for the two police officers and for the deputy injured in these shootings on law enforcement.
More information is still coming into ZachNews.