SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — Police Friday were searching for a suspect wanted in an attempted murder of two San Bernardino police officers.
The incident happened on July 26 around 9:12 p.m. when the officers initiated a traffic stop near Sierra Way and Baseline Boulevard.
The driver, 29-year-old James Love, reportedly pulled his vehicle into the Fame Liquor store parking lot and his passenger, 22-year-old Eric Newson got out and began shooting at officers. Keijuan Mayfield, 22, also exited the vehicle armed with a semi-auto handgun, officials said.
The officers returned fire, hitting both suspects. The two men were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. One officer was hit in the leg and also transported.
Police set up a perimeter and searched door-to-door for the driver and a third suspect. The juvenile passenger was identified and arrested on July 30. Love was not located.
The District Attorney’s Office filed two counts of attempted murder and weapons violations against Love and the other three suspects.
Love, who is on parole, is described as five feet six inches tall, weighing 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts or the incident is asked to call Det. John Munoz at (909)384-5630 or Sgt. Gary Robertson at (909)841-5361.