Breaking News!!: Hesperia, CA: Suspect arrested in shooting of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy during gas station robbery.

Breaking News!!: Hesperia, CA: Suspect arrested in shooting of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy during gas station robbery.

A man suspected of shooting of a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy in the chest on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 in Hesperia, California has been arrested.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has identified the suspect who was arrested as 37 year old Kenneth Scott Welch from Redlands, California.

Kenneth Scott Welch was found at his home on Colton Avenue in Redlands, California and taken into police custody without incident,

Deputies responded to a robbery at 12:45am PT near a Chevron Gas Station located on Ranchero Road and Escondido Avenue.

The deputy confronted a robbery suspect at the gas station and tried to pepper-spray the man, who then brandished a gun and opened fire.

The deputy has been identified by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as Pat Higgins, who was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said that the deputy’s bulletproof vest likely saved his life.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

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