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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:  Tuesday, January 21, 2014


INCIDENT:    Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer/Deputy Involved Shooting/

                      Failure to Yield                            


LOCATION:  1400 block of Goss Rd., Pinon Hills


VICTIM:          San Bernardino Co. Deputy Sheriff


SUSPECT:    Brian Curran, 50, Resident of Pinon Hills


On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 4:28 p.m. deputies from the Victor Valley Station respond to the Goss Road address for a report of a violation of a restraining order.  When the first deputy arrived he attempted to make contact with Curran, who immediately drove his truck directly at the deputy. The deputy feared for his safety and fired at the suspect.  The suspect rammed his vehicle into the unoccupied patrol car and fled from the scene.  The California Highway Patrol located Curran fleeing the scene and initiated a traffic stop.  Curran failed to yield and was pursued south on the I-15 into the city of San Bernardino.  Deputies from the Central Station took over the pursuit in San Bernardino, utilizing a spike strip and PIT maneuvers.  After about 20 minutes, the pursuit was terminated with the PIT, at the intersection of 48th and E Street.  When Curran was taken into custody, deputies discovered he had a single gunshot wound and medical aid transported him to a local hospital.


Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators responded and conducted an investigation into the deputy involved shooting.


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Joe Janowicz or Sergeant Chris Fisher 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


Refer:             Sergeant Chris Fisher or Detective Joe Janowicz  


Station:          Homicide Detail


Phone No.     (909) 387-3589


Case No.       DR# 071400245       H#08-2014


John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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