Recovering from Ambush Gunfire

“Senseless!” states Assemblyman Obernolte   



Friday October 19, 2018 UPDATE   


    SHERIFF SB Co 2017.jpg    San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputy Robert Jahn is recovering, in stable condition at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, from critical wounds received when he and partner deputy were caught by gunfire, early Thursday morning. Deputy Jahn was struck by a round that went through his abdomen and struck several organs.


The five-year Veteran of the San Bernardino County Sheriff and his Sheriff Deputy partner were conducting a traffic stop incident soon after midnight, when they heard gunfire coming from an apartment building in Adelanto, California.  Immediately, turning to the sudden occurance the deputies responded to investigate the situation.  

According to San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputy, Cindy Bachman spokeswoman, reported the two Deputies called for backup after they realized that the gunfire was coming from the Raintree Gardens Apartments located at 18125 Bellflower Street.  Witnesses/neighbors said they heard as many as 20 gunshots. 

The renforcement squad rescued the wounded deputy, out of the line of fire.   Sheriff Deputy Robert Jahn was flown to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, California. 

San Bernardino County Sheriff McMahon "We're not sure if this was some type of ambush," said, adding the multiple bursts of gunfire came from one apartment. 

The  SWAT officers went into ‘search mode’ going from apartment to apartment, resulting and arresting two 26-year-old men, listed as being from Los Angeles, Nicolas Ruiz and Larry Carino. Sheriff McMahon declined to elaborate on details of the arrests, such as whether they resisted. 

According to San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputy Jodi Miller, spokeswoman explained that one handgun was recovered in the search, although the San Bernardino County Sheriff Detectives believe both men fired on the original two deputies.  Nicolas Ruiz and Larry Carino were taken into custody and booked into San Bernardino County jail. 

Ruiz was being held at Adelanto Detention Center on suspicion of attempted murder. Bail was set at $1 million. Booking information for Carino was not available Thursday afternoon.

Ruiz in 2017 pleaded no contest to possession of a controlled substance while armed, Superior Court records show. That crime occurred in Los Angeles County. Ruiz was sentenced to 365 days in jail and was given credit for that same amount of time served. He was also placed on three years’ probation. His probation supervision was transferred to San Bernardino County in February. 


An investigation into the shooting incident is ongoing. Anyone with related information may contact San Bernardino County Sheriff. 

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