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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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Six Officers Awarded Medal of Valor Related to San Bernardino Terror Attack

Photo: Sophia Bollag / Los Angeles Times

Photo: Sophia Bollag / Los Angeles Times

Six police officers who responded to December's terror attack in San Bernardino, CA were awarded the Medal of Valor award by California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who also attended the ceremony, said of the officers, “You and your families give so much to your state and your country."

She added, "Through their sacrifice, their courage and their bravery, [the officers] did everything that was important and needed to be done for homeland security."

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San Bernardino Killers Identified, Authorities Still Uncertain of Motive

Photo: ABC7

Photo: ABC7

The shooters involved in the murder of 14 people yesterday in San Bernardino, CA have been identified as Syed Rizwan Farooq, 28, and his wife Tashfeen Malik, 27. 

Farooq and Malik opened fire on dozens of people at the Inland Regional Center, leaving 14 dead and 17 others injured, 2 critically. 

They were described as wearing military-style clothing and using long guns during the carnage. Reports also suggest that at least one of them was wearing a GoPro video camera.

Law enforcement eventually located and pursued the suspects in a high speed chase. An intense shootout followed the pursuit and both suspects were killed by police.

Police subsequently located and neutralized three pipe bombs at the facility and sources described the duo’s home as being an “IED factory.”

Although officials have been reluctant to publicly announce a possible motive for the mass shooting, terrorism cannot be ruled out.

“It is a possibility, but we don't know that. It's possible it goes down that road. It's possible it does not,” said FBI Assistant Regional Director David Bowdich.

The president was similarly cautious in assigning a motive. “At this stage, we do not yet know why this terrible event occurred. We’ll get to the bottom of this and be vigilant getting the facts before we issue decisive judgments on how this occurred,” Obama said.

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BREAKING NEWS: Active Shooters Being Sought in Mass Shooting in San Bernardino, CA

Photo: Doug Saunders/AP

Photo: Doug Saunders/AP

Reports of up to 12 dead and several others injured in a mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA. are being reported at a social services facility; however, no casualty numbers have been confirmed. 

It is being reported that up to 3 shooters, heavily armed and wearing body armor, are being sought. 

Details are incoming.

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San Bernardino Police Officer Killed by Suspected DUI Driver

A San Bernardino police officer was killed by a suspected DUI driver early Thursday morning when his patrol vehicle was broadsided. 

Officer Bryce Hanes, a 12-year veteran of the department, was gravely injured in the accident which occurred at the intersection of Etiwanda and San Bernardino Avenues.

He was transported to a local hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle was treated for minor injuries and was subsequently arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI.

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