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Wednesday September 4th, 2019 :: 05:01 p.m. PDT


Suspect incustody after attempting to shoot deputy.

DATE/TIME:  Wednesday, September 4, 2019/8:25 a.m.
INCIDENT:    Unknown Problem/Domestic Disturbance
                      Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer/Deputy Involved
LOCATION:  13100 block of Cabazon Court, Victorville  
SUSPECT:    Ari Young, age 21, a resident of Victorville   
VICTIM:        Deputy Sheriff  Meagan Forsberg   
On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at approximately 8:25 am, a distraught female called Sheriff’s dispatch yelling “Oh my God, oh my God, send the police, I need my son removed from my home.” The first deputy, Meagan Forsberg, arrived on scene and contacted a male subject, later identified as the suspect Ari Young, outside. Young became combative with Forsberg and began assaulting her, repeatedly punching her in the head and face. Forsberg fell to the ground during the assault and a deputy involved shooting occurred. Young grabbed Forsberg’s duty weapon and shot at her. As Forsberg ran toward cover, Young continued firing the handgun at her. Additional deputies responded to the location. Young who was still armed with Forsberg’s weapon, ignored commands to drop the weapon and a second deputy involved shooting occurred. Young was struck by gunfire and was transported to a local area hospital. His injuries are not considered to be life threatening. 
Forsberg was transported to a local area hospital with injuries and is expected to make a full recovery. Forsberg was not struck by gunfire. 
Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. 
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact the Specialized Investigations Division, Detective Nicholas Craig at (909) 387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or
Refer:             Detective Nicholas Craig or Sergeant Joesph Steers

Station:          Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail
Phone No.     (909) 387-3589
Case No.       171907892    H#2019-083
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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San Bernardino, CA 92408

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