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Man Who Shot at Yucaipa Deputy Identified, Sought by Police

San Bernardino County Sheriff's investigators are searching for Riverside resident Brian David, Forrett, 52, who is considered armed and dangerous.

San Bernardino County Sheriff's/Yucaipa Police have identified a suspect who allegedly fired at a deputy during a stop Friday and then fled the scene.

Brian David Forrett, 52, resides in Riverside. He was driving a white Buick with the California license plate number 6SHF401, according to a news release.  The car has significant collision damage to the rear bumper and a shattered windshield. He is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and 185 pounds. He has brown and gray hair and hazel eyes.

At 11:19 a.m., a Yucaipa station deputy responded to a call of an unwanted subject in the 11900 block of 2nd St. When the deputy arrived, he made contact with Forrett, who was immediately uncooperative, authorities said. When Forrett saw the deputy, he allegedly pulled out a gun and began shooting.  The deputy took cover and returned fire with the suspect. 

Forrett reportedly jumped into his Buick and rammed the patrol car before driving away from the scene, authorities said.  The deputy's attempt to find the suspect was unsuccessful.

The deputy was not injured and it is unknown if Forrett was hit during the exchange of gunfire.

Forrett is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to call 911.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Darrin Taylor at (909)790-3105 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (909)387-8313.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

Beaumont634 March 03, 2013 at 04:25 PM
Sheriff found him and the car up by Big Bear yesterday. He comitted suicide.

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