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In Shooting Incident 2 Suspects Captured


San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division,





San Bernardino County Sheriff, January 7, 2017 ____  At approximately 7:00 A.M., the two suspects involved in the shooting incident with California Highway Patrol Officers, surrendered and taken into custody without incident. The suspects, identified as Sean Winter and Samantha Ross-Blume, were found to be hiding in an abandoned vehicle on a ranch on Cima Road West of the Interstate 15.  

Previously on Friday evening the San Bernardino County/Barstow Sheriff received a call for assistance from the California Highway Patrol regarding the suspects wanted in connection with the shooting incident earlier in the day at I-15 near Halloran Summit Road. The Sheriff Deputies responded to a ranch on Cima Road, West of I15 where the suspects were believed to be hiding in an abandoned building. Deputies in addition to officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to the area and established a perimeter.

Due to the danger perceived by responding officer’s because of the earlier shooting by a suspect with an AK47, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division, along with two Armored Rescue Vehicles/Bearcats responded to the location, to search the property.

As deputies in the armored rescue vehicle approached what appeared to be an unoccupied vehicle, two subjects were observed sleeping in the vehicle. PA announcements were given from the Armored Rescue Vehicles/Bearcats, waking up the occupants. The Sheriff Deputies observed the male suspect reaching for an object inside the vehicle, then looked-up at the armored rescue vehicle and put the object down. The male suspect then exited the vehicle and surrendered peacefully.

SUSPECTS: Sean Winter, age 34 of Nevada and Samantha Ross-Blume, age 22 of Minnesota