San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department detectives are investigating an incident in which the driver of a Chevy Tahoe seemingly attempted to drive into a department inmate transportation bus traveling on Highway 395 Friday, Nov. 1, resulting in an officer involved shooting.
According to a sheriff’s department press release, at 4:52 p.m. on Friday a sheriff’s transportation bus occupied by two deputies and 15 inmates was traveling northbound on Highway 395 when, near Mojave Drive in Victorville, a Tahoe began traveling southbound in the bus’s northbound lane.
The deputy driving the bus honked the horn, stopped the bus and honked again but the Tahoe continued a head-on path toward the bus. The passenger deputy was then in an officer involved shooting and the Tahoe fled southbound.
An area check was conducted but the Tahoe was not located.
According to the report, evidence suggests the driver of the Tahoe intentionally accelerated toward the bus. The Tahoe was described as a light-colored 2000s model with no front license plate.
It is unknown if the driver of the Tahoe was injured, if there were passengers or if the vehicle sustained any damage. No one on the sheriff’s bus suffered any injuries.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information or anyone who witnessed the incident, is asked to contact Detective David Lara, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or wetip.com.