San Bernardino Sheriff’s Deputy Shot by Parolee in Rancho Cucamonga
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Press Release
Deputy Shot on Duty While Investigating a Suspicious Vehicle; Suspect in Custody
DATE/TIME: July 16, 2022, 11:43 p.m.
INCIDENT: Attempted Murder, Lethal Force Encounter
LOCATION: 5700 block of Sycamore Court, Rancho Cucamonga
SUSPECT(S): Nicholas Campbell, 35-years-old, Resident of Fresno, CA
VICTIM(S): San Bernardino County Deputy Sheriff
SUMMARY: On Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 11:43 p.m., Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call for service referencing a suspicious vehicle in the 5700 block of Sycamore Court, in the city of Rancho Cucamonga.
When the deputy arrived, he contacted the driver of the vehicle. During the contact, the driver produced a handgun and fired at the deputy, striking him twice. The deputy returned fire as the suspect fled on foot. The injured deputy was able radio that he had been shot and gave responding units the suspect’s description. The first units arriving on scene immediately rendered first aid to the deputy and arranged for Ontario Police Department to fly the deputy to a nearby trauma center.
Additional deputies responded and located the suspect near the scene of the shooting. The suspect was identified as convicted felon, Nicholas Campbell, who is currently on parole out of Northern California for carjacking. Campbell was not injured during the incident and was booked into the West Valley Detention Center for PC 664/187(a)-Attempted Murder and PC 3056-Felony Violation of Parole.
The injured deputy is a five-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department, currently assigned to the Rancho Cucamonga station. He is recovering at the hospital and is in stable condition.
Investigators with Sheriff’s Specialized Investigations Division responded and are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Eric Ogaz, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 890-4904. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com.
Refer: Detective Eric Ogaz or Sergeant Jonathan Woods
Station: Specialized Investigations Division
Phone No. (909) 890-4904
Case No. DR#112208293 H#2022-089
SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department
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