A San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy was shot during a traffic stop in Rancho Cucamonga at about midnight Sunday, the Sheriff’s Department said.
The deputy was shot twice and rushed to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, where he was resting on Sunday morning, authorities said. The suspect was taken into custody. He was not injured.
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The deputy had been summoned to a vehicle on the 5700 block of Sycamore Court reported as suspicious by callers. He was checking records to see if the driver had any outstanding warrants or criminal history when the driver produced a handgun and opened fire, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said.
As the driver fled, the deputy shot back but did not hit him, then radioed for backup, Rodriguez said. A perimeter was formed around the scene of the shooting. A suspect in the shooting was later seen walking south of Chaffey College and taken into custody. Chaffey College is north of the 210 Freeway off Haven Avenue.
The man arrested was identified as 35-year-old Nicholas Campbell and described as a resident of Northern California, Rodriguez said.
He was on parole for carjacking when he was stopped in Rancho Cucamonga, she said.
At approx. 12:00 a.m., a deputy from @RanchoPD responded to a call for service on Sycamore Ct. The deputy made contact with a subject at the location and a shooting occurred. The deputy was struck by gunfire from the subject.
— San Bernardino County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) July 17, 2022