A suspected Fresno man shot and killed the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy during a traffic stop in Rancho Cucamonga over the weekend is now facing criminal charges.
Nicholas Campbell, 35, was charged with the attempted first degree murder of a peace officer, possession of a firearm by a criminal, possession of an unregistered concealed firearm in a vehicle and carrying a loaded unregistered handgun.
Campbell remained in custody without the option of bail as of Wednesday, July 20.
On Saturday, just before midnight, the MP checked a suspicious vehicle in Block 5700 of Sycamore Court that had been reported by callers, authorities said.
The deputy at the vehicle was checking records to determine if the driver had outstanding warrants or a criminal record when the driver pulled out a pistol and opened fire, hitting the deputy twice, authorities said.
The MP was shot twice and shot back, authorities said, without hitting the suspect – who left on foot.
The deputy was taken to a hospital. Officials declined to describe the gunshot wounds, but one said the deputy is recovering.
Campbell was eventually found near Chaffey College and taken into custody, authorities said.
He was on parole for a theft car and was convicted in 2011 of assault with a deadly weapon and gang activity, according to the San Bernardino County Attorney’s Office.
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