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UPDATED: San Bernardino Sheriff's Deputy Released from Loma Linda Hospital Following Shooting

Approximate location of deputy involved shooting on July 16, 2013.  Photo credit: Google Maps
Approximate location of deputy involved shooting on July 16, 2013. Photo credit: Google Maps
Update 8 p.m.: 

San Bernardino County sheriff's officials say the deputy who was shot at while trying to serve an eviction notice in San Bernardino Tuesday has been released from the hospital.

The deputy was shot at just after 10 a.m. when he was about to serve an eviction notice in the 1400 block of East Date Street in San Bernardino, according to Spokeswoman Jodi Miller. 

"The deputy was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries and later released," Miller said in a press release Tuesday evening.

As for a suspect in the shooting, an arrest has still yet to be made, though an adult male remained in custody for questioning as of 5:30 p.m., according to Miller.

"Within minutes [of the shooting], a San Bernardino Police Officer located the suspect vehicle and driver in the area of Elmwood, south of Highland Ave.," Miller said.  "The unidentified driver is in custody and being interviewed.  The suspect vehicle is being processed at the scene."

Update 2:20 p.m.: 

Sheriff's officials tell Patch that a "subject" is in custody in relation to a shooting which sent one deputy to the hospital-- but they are still interviewing the person to determine if he or she is was involved.

“At this point, it’s not confirmed that there is a suspect in custody," Sheriff's Spokeswoman Jodi Miller told Patch in a telephone interview at 2:20 p.m.

According to Miller, a person was found in a vehicle matching the description involved in Tuesday morning's shooting of a deputy.

"There was a vehicle with a subject in the vehicle," she said.  "But it has not been confirmed that the vehicle and subject are related to that shooting."

Miller said the person is currently being interviewed by deputies.

Original story posted July 16, 2013 at 12:33 p.m.:

A San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy was hospitalized Tuesday after he was shot while getting ready to serve an eviction notice, officials tell Patch.

According to sheriff's spokeswoman Jodi Miller, the shooting happened just after 10 a.m. when two court services deputies were about to serve an eviction notice in the 1400 block of East Date Street in San Bernardino.

"The deputies were in two different marked sheriff’s units, they had not exited their vehicle when a suspect vehicle pulled up and fired at the one sheriff’s unit," she said in a telephone interview.

One of the deputies was hit by the gunfire, and was taken to a local hospital, she said. 

“I can tell you that the deputy is expected to recover from his injuries," she said.

A nearby school, Hunt Elementary, was placed on lock-down as a precautionary measure, she told Patch.

As of 12:15 p.m., Miller said no suspects were in custody, but a description was not immediately available.  She said it's not yet clear how many suspects were involved in the shooting.

Redlands-Loma Linda Patch will update this breaking news story as more details become available.  


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