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Man Accused of Ambushing Calif. Deputy

February 04, 2014  | 

Photo released by the San Bernardino (Calif.) Sheriff's Department shows weapons recovered during the shooting investigation.
Photo released by the San Bernardino (Calif.) Sheriff's Department shows weapons recovered during the shooting investigation.

A 31-year-old man accused of ambushing a deputy during a traffic stop in Victorville, Calif., was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, reports the L.A. Times.

Shawn Munoz allegedly opened fire in a "brazen attempt to take a uniformed deputy's life," according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

"The deputy saw muzzle flashes and heard four gunshots coming from the Chrysler 300," department officials said in a statement.

The deputy fired back, and the driver fled the scene after Sunday night's shooting. Investigators found the vehicle at a home several blocks away and obtained a search warrant for the residence, the department said.

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TheRookie @ 2/4/2014 5:12 PM

Just left a post on the other story about a Georgia Officer in the same scenario. These traffic stops are turning into ambushes and/or plain out right shootings. I hope you all currently on the job start staggering the P.V. different, make different angels when approaching, approach from different sides, etc. You all know what I mean. Brothers/Sisters be very, very careful out there & especially on future traffic stops. May you be safe.

Capt. Crunch @ 2/5/2014 7:22 PM

That was good advice Rookie. At night I would have both spot lights shine on suspects rear view mirror which would light up the inside of suspects vehicle and I would walk around from behind of my patrol car to prevent suspect from seeing my shadow and approach on the passenger side of suspect vehicle. The suspects were always looking out their driver side window looking for me.

S.S. @ 2/11/2014 1:42 PM

God I hope they send this asshole away for life, no parole.

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