attempted murder of a deputy sheriff 

Attempted murder of a deputy sheriff arrest 
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 8:20 p.m.  
INCIDENT: Attempt Murder of a Peace Officer / Deputy-Involved Shooting

LOCATION: Skyline Ranch Rd., 3 miles west of Hwy. 247, Yucca Valley

SUSPECT: Jeremy Sazanowicz, 41 years old, Yucca Valley transient     

UPDATE: October 27, 2017

During the past week Homicide Investigators identified the suspect involved in the attempt murder, and subsequent deputy involved shooting, as Jeremy Sazanowicz. Investigators obtained an arrest warrant and on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. the Specialized Enforcement Detail(SED) located and arrested Jeremy Sazanowicz in the 7600 block of Cibola Trl. in Yucca Valley.

Sazanowicz was booked at the Morongo Basin jail for Attempt Murder and bail is set at $1,000,000. He is scheduled for arraignment on Monday, October 30th in Morongo Basin Superior Court.



On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 8:20 p.m., deputies initiated a traffic stop on a Ford truck in the area of Hwy 62/Hwy 247 for a vehicle code violation. The driver failed to yield, and a pursuit ensued on paved roadways and into the desert. Several minutes into the pursuit, the driver while traveling west on Skyline Ranch Road, attempted to run over a deputy, and a deputy-involved shooting occurred. The driver of the vehicle continued approximately 100 yards where the road became impassable. The driver exited his vehicle and fled on foot into the desert. An extensive search was conducted of the surrounding area using deputies, Sheriff’s helicopter, and a K9 unit. The search ended without locating the suspect, and he remains outstanding.

Investigators from the Homicide Detail are conducting the investigation. It is unconfirmed if the suspect was injured during the deputy-involved shooting. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or the identity of the suspect, is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Travis Randolph or Sergeant John Gaffney. 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 website at

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