SBCSD 40-King   

Douglas Kircher Arrested for Attempted Murder

               

                                                                                                                                               SBCSD Bearcat                               

Friday, September 11, 2020, Yucaipa Police Officers responded to a ‘shots fired’ report at 12:46 A.M. to a Yucaipa residence in the 13300 block of Roberts Road.  The reporting party stated they had seen the suspect, later identified as Douglas Kircher, with a shotgun and heard him fire a shot from outside the home.  They believed he was outside near a shed or an RV.       

San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies and a San Bernardino County Sheriff 40King-1 (helicopter) Crew, responded and staged to an area near the location additional shots were heard coming from the original location. The Deputies deployed a public address system, as well as, additional patrol units; in efforts to get the suspect to surrender peacefully. The suspect ignored their commands and fired his weapon at the 40King-1 helicopter.       

San Bernardino County Sheriff Specialized Enforcement Division (SED) Detectives also responded to the location and, while positioning an armored vehicle in front of the residence, the suspect exited the home armed with a knife.  Deputies gave commands for him to drop the knife, he complied and was taken into custody. 

Kircher was transported and booked into the West Valley Detention Center for Attempted Murder and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  Deputies located a rifle inside the residence.        

During the incident, 40King-1 left the location to refuel and while Sheriff Deputies inspected the airship they found it had been struck by gunfire fired from the suspect. No crew or deputies were injured during the incident.        

Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail are conducting the investigation. The investigation is ongoing, no additional information is being released at this time. 

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

655 East 3rd Street
San Bernardino, CA 92408