On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at approximately 9:17 p.m., deputies from the Specialized Enforcement Division were searching for murder suspect Robert Pope of Apple Valley. They observed a suspect, later identified as Young, sneaking through people’s front yards and hiding behind bushes. Deputies contacted Young, identified themselves, and ordered him to show them his hands. Young reached into his waistband and withdrew two large knives. Deputies, fearing for their safety, fired their duty weapons, striking Young. Young was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released for his injuries.
Upon release from the hospital, Young was arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center for Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer.
Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Homicide Detail responded to the location and are currently conducting the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Armando Avila or Sergeant John Gaffney, at (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.
Refer: Detective Armando Avila or Sergeant John Gaffney
Station: Specialized Investigations - Homicide Detail
Phone No.: (909) 387-3589
Case No. H #2014-012