CHP Logo.jpg In Snow Valley Area

Armed Female Aims at Passing Motorists  



NOTES by Editor E T Russell –

The Incident Report from California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Sheriff, Public Information Officers was delayed to be released/submitted to the Press, because of the Investigation the incident required.

Various comments and assumptions from Sunday afternoon motorists traveling on State Route 18 in the Snow Valley area, had to be confirmed or eliminated. 

The purpose of the CHP is to maintain safe driving on the state of California roads; while the purpose of the San Bernardino County Sheriff is maintain peace among the residents of San Bernardino County. Both of these agencies plus special units were involved in the April 22, 2018 incident.



Date of Incident: Sunday April 22, 2018

California Highway Patrol (CHP) Headquarters located in Running Springs, California at approximately 4:05 P.M., responded to a call of a teal Chevrolet Silverado swerving on State Route-18, near Snow Valley.  As CHP units responded, the call was upgraded to a traffic collision with no details. 

Moments later, it was reported that a female, later determined being an occupant of the Chevrolet, was pointing a firearm at passing motorists.  When CHP officers arrived on scene, they encountered the vehicle had become stuck in an adjacent dirt embankment.  At that time, the female fled on foot and hid behind a dirt embankment. 

After the female pointed a firearm at the CHP officer, an officer involved shooting occurred.  NO INJURIES, were sustained as a result of the shooting and the suspect was taken into custody. 

The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department is conducting a full investigation into the officer involved shooting. 

Any questions regarding the investigation may be referred to the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department Public Affairs Division at 909-387-3700.