A San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy was hospitalized after responding to a suspicious vehicle call Sunday morning in Rancho Cucamonga.
Just after midnight a deputy responded to a call about about a man sitting in a vehicle in front of a residence that appeared to be suspicious.
When the deputy arrived he made contact with the driver and ran a records check. During their interaction the driver produced a hand-gun, according to authorities.
The deputy was shot twice before returning fire. The shooter fled on foot after firing.
After being shot the deputy managed to make a call on his radio giving a description of the shooter to responding untis and notifying that he had been shot.
Soon after responding units set up a perimeter around the scene then recognized the shooter walking down the street and took him into custody with no injuries.
The shooter was later identified by authorities as 35-year-old Nicolas Campbell from northern California.
The deputy was transported by helicopter to a local hospital where he is currently in stable condition.
Campbell is currently on parole for prior carjacking charges.
The deputy who is a five year veteran of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has not been identified.
This incident is still being investigated.