Uploaded that afternoon by a local who had witnessed the incident, the video shows a young man pummeling the deputy with his fists until she falls to the ground. A gunshot then rings out as the deputy reportedly fires a shot at the hooligan.While it’s hard to see what happens next, the thug appears to seize the gun from the deputy. She then jumps to her feet and tries to flee as the hooligan aims the weapon toward her and fires. He reportedly missed. Three police cruisers then pull up.
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One of the arriving deputies is heard yelling, ‘drop the gun,’ before several more shots are fired,” local station KCBS reported. “News footage showed the suspect being placed into an ambulance. He was then airlifted to a local hospital in undisclosed condition.”
According to station KTLA, the incident began around 8:30 am that morning when the suspect’s mother dialed local authorities to demand her unruly son be removed from the home.
“She was very upset. She was asking for help, saying she needed her son removed from her home,” San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department official Jodi Miller confirmed to the station.
When local officer Meagan Forsberg arrived at the scene, she found 21-year-old Ari Young outside and reportedly tried to cuff him, but he became “combative.”
“It was a violent attack,” Miller added. “The suspect struck her multiple times in the head, in the head, knocking her down to the ground.”
The good news is that neither Young, who was shot, nor Forsberg, who just managed to avoid being hit by a bullet from her own gun, suffered life-threatening injuries.
Watch KTLA’s full report below:
he report concluded with reporter Rick Chambers revealing that Young’s a loner.
“We’re also hearing the suspect’s a bit of a loner, walks the neighborhood but doesn’t talk much to anybody else,” he said. “We’re also hearing that police have responded to this same home before.”
Chambers also confirmed that Young has “some emotional problems.”
Not much else was known about the incident as of noon Thursday, though social media users had already begun to speculate over what might have been the true reason for Wednesday’s events.