Suspect in custody after man shot in head outside IE Target

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The gunman suspected of shooting a man in the head outside an Apple Valley Target was taken into custody after being shot by a deputy. (KABC)

The gunman suspected of shooting a man in the head outside an Apple Valley Target was taken into custody after being shot by a deputy.

The shooting at the Target parking lot happened Monday afternoon near Highway 18 and Dale Evans Parkway.

Investigators identified the suspect as 41-year-old Dearld Wicker of Apple Valley and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Authorities tracked Wicker down in the 25000 block of Flathead Road on Tuesday around 6 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies said Wicker was armed with a handgun when they made contact with him.

At some point, a deputy-involved shooting occurred. Wicker was wounded and transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center in unknown condition.

The victim who was shot outside the target was expected to survive.

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