A San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy was hospitalized Saturday night after he shot a knife-wielding man who had used his vehicle to hit the deputy, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
The shooting occurred at 7:15 p.m. in a parking lot near the intersection of Rochester Avenue and Foothill Boulevard in Rancho Cucamonga. Two San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies were searching a vehicle when another car drove toward them, pinning one deputy, the department said in a statement.
“The driver of the car got out and came at the deputy, armed with a knife,” the statement read. The deputy then shot the man, the statement said.
The deputy was transported to a local hospital. It is unknown if he suffered other injuries. The man shot by the deputy was also taken to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.
Further details about the incident were not immediately available. The Sheriff’s Department said it was continuing to investigate.