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Fontana officer shoots suspect who had allegedly fired shots at him during incident on May 20 | News

An officer shot and wounded a suspect who allegedly fired shots at him during an incident in a neighborhood in southern Fontana on May 20, according to the Fontana Police Department.

No officers or residents were injured during the incident, police said.

Around 22:20, officers responded to a call for shots fired at a gas station on block 11000 of Sierra Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered evidence of shooting.

The person responsible for the shooting was described by witnesses as a man with a tattoo on his face. The suspect was last seen running in the neighborhood south of Jurupa Avenue and east of the Sierra.

A perimeter was set up and officers searched for the shooter.

Around 23:00, an officer saw a subject that matched the description of the shooter driven by an easement south of the Sierra neighborhood. The officer ordered the subject to stop, but the person responded by firing multiple shots in the direction of the officer. The officer responded to the fire and hit the suspect in the wrist area. The suspect was then taken into custody and taken to the local hospital for medical treatment.

The suspect was later identified as 37-year-old Paul Valenzuela, with a recent address known outside Riverside. Police said Valenzuela is a documented member of the street criminal gang and it was discovered he was on parole for drug possession while in prison. He has several preliminary convictions for crimes, including assault on a police officer, drug possession, robbery, possession of a firearm, terrorist threats and numerous bail violations.

The Specialized Bureau of Investigation of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the San Bernardino County Attorney’s Office will investigate the entire incident.

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