San Bernardino- On Saturday, January 7th, at approximately 7:00 a.m., the two suspects involved in the shooting incident with the California Highway Patrol surrendered and taken into custody without incident. The suspects were found to be hiding in an abandoned vehicle on a ranch on Cima Road West of the I15 Freeway. The suspects identified as Sean Winter and Samantha Ross-Blume.
On Friday, January 6th, at approximately 11:19 p.m., the Barstow Sheriff’s Station received a call for assistance from the California Highway Patrol regarding the suspects wanted in connection with the shooting incident earlier in the day at I15 near Halloran Summit Road. Deputies responded to a ranch on Cima Road, West of I15 where the suspects were believed to be hiding in an abandoned building. Deputies in addition to officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to the area and established a perimeter. Due to the danger perceived by responding officer’s because of the earlier shooting by a suspect with an AK47, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Specialized Enforcement Division, along with two armored rescue vehicles/bearcats responded to the location, to search the property. As deputies in the armored rescue vehicle approached what appeared to be an unoccupied vehicle, two subjects were observed sleeping in the vehicle. PA announcements were given from the armored rescue vehicle/bearcat, waking up the occupants. Deputies observed the male suspect reaching for an object inside the vehicle, then look up at the armored rescue vehicle and put the object down. The male suspect then exited the vehicle and surrendered peacefully.
Suspects, Sean Winter and Samantha Ross-Blume, were taken into custody without further incident. The suspects were turned over to officers of the California Highway Patrol. A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in 6 firearms being located. The use of the armored rescue vehicle/bearcat proved to attribute to the surrender of the suspect who, earlier in the day was involved in the shooting against two California Highway Patrolmen.