ADELANTO (CBSLA) — A San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy was shot early Thursday after responding to an Adelanto apartment complex where gunfire was reported.
The original shots fired call was reported at about 1:20 a.m. at the Raintree Gardens Apartments, 18125 Bellflower St.
Deputy Robert Jahn, a five-year veteran of the force, was conducting an unrelated traffic stop nearby when gunfire was heard coming from the apartment complex.
When Jahn and his partner went to investigate, a second barrage of gunfire erupted from an apartment, San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said.
The wounded deputy, who was conscious and able to report he had been hit to dispatchers, was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton. Jahn was hit through the abdomen and through several organs, McMahon said.
CBS2’s Tina Patel reported in the CBS2 News at 5 p.m. that Jahn is out of surgery, but remains in the ICU in critical condition.
Two suspects have been taken into custody, and a SWAT team cleared the apartment. A handgun was also recovered and is believed to be the firearm that fired at Jahn and his partner.
Jahn has a wife and five daughters.
No one else was shot, and McMahon says investigators are not searching for any other suspects.
McMahon said it’s not clear what led to the initial gunfire, and an investigation into the shooting is ongoing.