Rape Suspect Killed, Deputy Wounded In Adelanto Shootout

ADELANTO (AP) — A rape suspect is dead and a Southern California sheriff’s deputy wounded after a shootout at a Mojave Desert home.

San Bernardino County deputies investigating a rape case went to the rural Adelanto home on Thursday afternoon and the suspect refused to come out. Sgt. Lon Jacobs says the man then opened fire, wounding a deputy.

Deputies then returned fire, mortally wounding the man. His name hasn’t been released.

The wounded deputy was taken to a hospital, treated and released.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

More From CBS Los Angeles

Play.It
Introducing Your New Podcast Network

Listen Live