VICTORVILLE, Ca. – Authorities are investigating an incident involving a sheriff’s transportation bus on Friday afternoon.
The bus occupied by two deputies and fifteen inmates was driving north on CA-395 near Mojave drive at around 4:53 p.m. As the drove, a light-colored 2000’s model Chevrolet Tahoe with no front license plate drove from the east shoulder of Highway 395, traveling southbound in the northbound lane, toward the bus. The deputy who was driving slowed down the bus to avoid colliding with the vehicle. He honked to horn, stopped the bus and honked again, but the driver continued toward the bus. It appears as though the driver of the Tahoe internationally sped up driving toward the bus.
The deputy who was a passenger in the bus, fired his service weapon toward the approaching vehicle. The driver of the Tahoe fled, driving southbound on Highway 395, authorities said. Deputies searched for the vehicle but were unable to locate it. It is now known at this time if there were any other occupants inside the Tahoe or if anyone was injured as a result of the shooting. It is also now known if there was any damage to the Tahoe as a result of the shooting. None of the inmates or deputies in the bus were injured.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information, or anyone who witnessed the incident, is asked to contact Detective David Lara, Specialized Investigations Division at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com.
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