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SBSD - Highland Police Department
Sunday March 28th, 2021 :: 09:45 a.m. PDT


Deputies responded to 2 male subjects brandishing a weapon; the suspects threw a handgun & ammunition from the car

DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 27, 2021 / 6:20 p.m.

INCIDENT: Murder, Evading a Peace Officer, Negligent Discharge of Firearm, Felon in Possession of Firearm/Ammunition

LOCATION: 25300 block of E Baseline Street

SUSPECT(S): #1) Joshua Williams, 27-years old, San Bernardino #2) Marcus Johnathan Campbell, 35-years old, Barstow

VICTIM(S): Confidential - pending notification of family

SUMMARY: On Saturday, March 27, 2021, at approximately 6:20 p.m., deputies from the Highland Police Department were dispatched to the 25300 block of Baseline following the report that two suspects in a Honda sedan were brandishing a firearm. A Central deputy was nearby and arrived at the location within minutes of the call. The deputy contacted the suspects and attempted to detain them. They were uncooperative with the deputy and drove away at a high rate of speed. The deputy alerted Sheriff's dispatch and other responding units the suspects fled in the Honda. A short vehicle pursuit began but was terminated when the deputy was involved in a traffic collision with a motorist at Del Rosa Avenue and Pacific Street. The deputy discontinued his pursuit of the suspects to tend to the other driver that was involved in the collision.

The driver of the Honda continued driving at a high rate of speed estimated to be between 80 to 100 MPH. As the driver continued east on Pacific Street, a handgun and ammunition were thrown out of the Honda and landed near a residence in the 25500 block of Pacific Street. A fired cartridge was also found along with a bullet hole from a round that struck a residence. It's believed the handgun was fired by one of the suspects as it was thrown out of their vehicle or when it landed on the ground.

The driver of the 1998 Honda continued to flee in a reckless manner with no regard for the safety of other motorists. The Honda entered the intersection with Victoria Avenue against a red traffic light and collided with a 2005 Suzuki sedan that was going north on Victoria Avenue. The collision involved two other vehicles that were at the intersection. After the Honda came to a rest, the suspects attempted to flee on foot but were detained by deputies that responded to the second collision. The intersection of Pacific Street and Victoria Avenue is over a mile away from where the deputy terminated the pursuit. There were no Sheriff Deputies actively pursuing the Honda when it collided into the Suzuki sedan.

The driver of the Suzuki sedan sustained major injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Despite lifesaving measures at the scene and by medical staff at the hospital, the driver subsequently succumbed to the injuries received from the collision. The driver of the Honda, Joshua Williams, and his passenger, Marcus Campbell, received moderate injuries from the collision and were treated at a local hospital. They were booked at the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino and will be scheduled to appear in court later this week. The traffic collision is being investigated by the Sheriff's Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT).

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Highland Police Department (909) 425-9793 or the Sheriff's MAIT (909) 477-2800. 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: Sgt. G. Wheeler / Deputy M. Harrison

Station: Highland Station / Major Accident Investigation Team-MAIT
Phone No. (909) 425-9793 / (909) 477-2800

Case No. 132101109

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Highland Police Department
26985 Base Line St
Highland, CA 92346

Emergency: 9-1-1

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