A San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy is recovering after being shot in the leg during a shootout that left a suspect dead.
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Hit During Shootout
Investigators were trailing rape suspect
By Angelo Simone and Craig Fiegener
A shootout at a San Bernardino shopping center left one man dead and a deputy shot in the leg. Craig Fiegener reports.
Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 Updated at 8:39 PM PDT
It happened just after 10:00 am Thursday in the Stater Bros. shopping center near Highland and Del Rosa avenues in San Bernardino.
“I hear a lot of shots, it sounded like the magazines were emptied,” said witness Andrew Clarrett.
The suspect was being followed by detectives in connection with a rape-and-robbery investigation that occurred March 22 in Yucaipa.
When the suspect saw the deputies, he ran, then turned and opened fire, investigators said.
The wounded deputy’s name has not been released. He is recovering at home.