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California man suspected of shooting at San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy during traffic stop

May 7, 2019

BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA — A suspect was arrested after a shooting with a deputy from Colorado River Station of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department during a traffic stop.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 11:53 p.m. on Saturday, a deputy from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station was on duty driving toward Needles, California when a vehicle almost collided into him.

According to a report from ZachNews, a local news website operated by photojournalist Zachary Lopez, the deputy conducted a traffic stop and contacted the passenger, identified by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as Antwon Rivers, 35, from Barstow, California.

Rivers was armed with a handgun and fled on foot away from the deputy.

The deputy ordered Rivers to stop running and drop the weapon.

Rivers ignored the deputy’s orders and turned and fired his handgun numerous times at the deputy.

Rivers was able to avoid detention by the deputy and ran behind a large vacant building, according to the report.

The Specialized Enforcement Detail (SED) responded to the scene and conducted a search for Rivers.

The SED deputies located Rivers hiding in a bathroom, unhurt.

Rivers was transported and booked into the Barstow jail for attempted murder on a police officer.

Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division, Detective Eric Ogaz at (909) 387-3589.

Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or www.wetip.com.