Man shot by deputy during confrontation in Highland, officials say

HIGHLAND, Calif. (KABC) -- A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy shot and injured a man who had allegedly pointed a handgun at him Monday night in Highland, officials said.

Deputies were called to a home in the 7700 block of Eucalyptus Drive at 8:05 p.m. on a report of a man with a gun who was threatening to harm a woman inside.

When the deputies arrived, they saw two men in the front yard. One man who had a gun raised his arms and pointed at the deputy, the department said. The deputy fired his own gun, injuring the man. The suspect was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

The deputy was injured with glass fragments to his face and eyes and was treated at a local hospital.

Investigators say they later learned the man had fired the handgun three times before the deputies arrived - once inside the home and twice outside in the yard.

Detectives say they found one handgun near the suspect and one in the front yard.

The sheriff's department asked anyone with information to contact Detective Tina Kirby at (909)387-3589. Anonymous tips can be provided through 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or at
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