from Ambush Gunfire
states Assemblyman Obernolte
Friday October 19, 2018
San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputy Robert
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.
Veteran of the San Bernardino County Sheriff and his Sheriff Deputy
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.
squad rescued the wounded deputy, out of the line of fire. Sheriff Deputy Robert Jahn was flown to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in
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.
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
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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