San Bernardino Deputy Shot, Wounded; Suspect in Custody

The suspect; Photo: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept.

The suspect; Photo: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept.

A San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded on Thursday in Hesperia after responding to the scene of a strong-arm robbery.

Deputy Patrick Higgins, 25, confronted a suspect in the robbery and was ultimately shot in the chest. Deputy Higgins was wearing body armor and survived the incident. 

The suspect, later identified as Kenneth Scott Welch, 37, fled the scene but was eventually apprehended after a manhunt.

Deputy Higgins was taken to a local hospital for treatment and released.

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