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SBSD - Headquarters
Tuesday May 30th, 2017 :: 11:07 p.m. PDT


Homicide Detectives are investigating a Deputy Involved Shooting in the unincorporated area of Apple Valley

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 6:08 p.m.

INCIDENT: Deputy Involved Shooting

LOCATION: 25000 block of Flathead Rd., Unincorporated area of Apple Valley

SUSPECT: Dearld Edward Wicker, 41 years old, resident of Apple Valley

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 6:08 p.m. deputies were conducting a follow up in the 25000 block of Flathead Rd. related to the shooting in the Target parking lot. The suspect involved in the shooting had been identified as Dearld Wicker and deputies had obtained a warrant for his arrest. Upon arriving at the location, deputies made contact with Wicker, who was armed with a handgun, and a deputy involved shooting occurred. Wicker was wounded and transported by air to Loma Linda University Medical Center. The extent of Wicker’s injuries are unknown at this time.

Sheriff’s Homicide Detail responded to conduct the deputy involved shooting investigation.

Updates will be provided as new information becomes available.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Sheriff’s Homicide Detail, Detective Lisa Guerra at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Detective Lisa Guerra or Sergeant Jason Radeleff

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Headquarters
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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