APPLE VALLEY: Barricaded suspect injured when “less-lethal” round becomes embedded in man’s leg

APPLE VALLEY — A barricaded suspect was injured when he was shot with a “less-lethal” bean bag round, Friday night Nov. 3. The standoff happened on the 22600 block of Lone Eagle Road, northeast of Central and Bear Valley Roads in Apple Valley.

A man was injured during a standoff when deputies fired a less-lethal bean bag round that became embedded in the man’s leg. Loudlabs News photo

Deputies responding to a disturbance call about 7:50 p.m., found a man barricaded inside a residence.

While deputies tried to take the man in custody, the belligerent suspect reportedly taunted, threatened and rushed at deputies several times.

At some point during the standoff deputies fired a less-lethal, bean bag, shotgun round at the suspect, striking the man in the leg.

After being struck by the less-lethal round, the suspect tried returned into his residence before collapsing in the doorway of the single-story home.

According to witnesses at the scene, when deputies approached the suspect they found him with the less-lethal bean bag round lodged in his leg.

Apple Valley Fire firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene and treated the injured man before transporting him to an area trauma center for further evaluation and treatment.

The reason for the initial confrontation was not immediately known and sheriff’s officials have not provided any information about the man or his current condition.

No further information was immediately available.

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Trevor Montgomery, who recently moved from Riverside County to Shasta County, runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 27 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 14 grandchildren.

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