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San Bernardino deputies shoot, injure suspect

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January 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputies shot and injured a suspect in Hesperia.Deputies say they were responding to a report of a man with a gun on the 17900 block of Live Oak Street Monday, when the man opened fire on them. The deputies returned fire, hitting the suspect, 38-year-old Chad Vasquez.

Vasquez managed to lead deputies on a short foot chase before they took him into custody. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. Deputies say they did not appear to be life-threatening. No deputies were injured. Vasquez will be charged with attempted murder of a peace officer.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is still investigating and urges anyone with information to call (909) 387-3589 or the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).