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Officials Hunt For Suspect They Say Shot At Sheriff’s Deputy

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YUCAIPA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities in Yucaipa are looking for a suspect they say opened fire on a Sheriff’s deputy Friday morning.

A deputy was called to the 11900 block of 2nd Street at 11:19 a.m. The deputy arrived and made contact with a white male adult, who was immediately uncooperative.

The suspect reportedly produced a weapon and began shooting at the deputy. The deputy took cover and returned fire. The deputy said the suspect got into his vehicle and rammed the patrol car before fleeing.

The suspect is identified as Riverside resident Brian David Forrett, 52. Forrett is described as 5 feet 8 inches, about 185 pounds with brown/grey hair and hazel eyes.

He was driving a White Buick, unknown model, CA license number 6SHF401. The deputy says the vehicle has significant collision damage to the rear end and a shattered windshield.

Forrett is considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.

The deputy was not injured by the gunfire, and it is unknown if Forrett sustained any injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Darrin Taylor at (909)790-3105 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (909)387-8313. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are asked to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463). You may also leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at http://www.wetip.com.

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