A Fresno man suspected of shooting a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy over the weekend during a traffic stop in Rancho Cucamonga is now facing felony charges.
Nicholas Campbell, 35, has been charged with attempted, premeditated murder of a peace officer, possession of a firearm by a felon, having an unregistered, concealed firearm in a vehicle, and carrying a loaded, unregistered handgun.
Campbell remained in custody on Wednesday, July 20, without the possiblity of bail.
On Saturday, just before midnight, the deputy was checking on a suspicious vehicle on the 5700 block of Sycamore Court that had been reported by callers, authorities said.
The deputy, by the vehicle, was checking records to see if the driver had any outstanding warrants or criminal history when the driver pulled out a handgun and opened fire, striking the deputy twice, authorities said.
The deputy was shot twice and fired back, authorities said, not hitting the suspect — who took off on foot.
The deputy was taken to a hospital. Officials declined to describe the gunshot wounds but one did say the deputy was recovering.
Campbell was eventually found walking near Chaffey College and taken into custody, authorities said.
He was on parole for a carjacking, and was convicted, in 2011, of assault with a deadly weapon and gang activity, according to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office.