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Man Allegedly Shoots at Deputies, Pursuit Ensues, Deputies Shoot Him

The incident began about 5:40 p.m. Monday Dec. 31 in the 7700 block of Del Rosa Avenue, Highland deputies said.

A man allegedly shot at Highland deputies on New Years Eve, a pursuit ensued, and the deputies shot and wounded and wounded the man, according to the Sheriff's Department.

The suspect was identified in a statement Wednesday as Manuel Quintero, 39, of San Bernardino.

The incident began with a report of a man brandishing a weapon about 5:40 p.m. Monday Dec. 31 in the 7700 block of Del Rosa Avenue, Highland deputies said.

The caller advised the suspect had just left, and deputies were provided with a vehicle description.

"Upon arrival, deputies located the suspect vehicle a short distance from the residence and while trying to perform a traffic stop, the suspect fired a weapon through his back window at the deputies and a short pursuit ensued," Highland Station personnel said.

The suspect stopped his vehicle in the area of Union Street and Del Rosa Avenue, deputies said. He continued to ignore deputies' commands, and he refused to get out of his vehicle.

"The suspect reached down into his vehicle," Highland Station personnel said. "Fearing he was retrieving his weapon, deputies fired striking the suspect's vehicle."

The suspect's vehicle rolled several feet and the suspect got out.

"The suspect again ignored deputies and reached toward his waist," Highland Station personnel said. "Again fearing the suspect was retrieving his weapon the deputies fired striking the suspect."

The suspect was taken to a hospital and he was expected to survive, deputies said.

A gun was recovered from the suspect's vehicle, according to Highland Station personnel.

Anyone with more info was urged to call Detective Dan Rodriguez or Sergeant Rick Bessinger of the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail (909) 387-3589.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline, 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

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