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Woman and child escape from barricaded house with report of shots fired


April 2, 2018

NEEDLES, Calif – On Tuesday, March 27 at 11:44 a.m., deputies from the Needles Police and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 400 block of D Street after getting a report of a domestic disturbance and shots fired. Upon arrival, a male subject, later identified as Vincent Fernandez (age 27of Needles), barricaded himself, along with the victim and their child in the residence and refused to come out.

Deputies distracted Fernandez, which allowed the victim and child to get out of the residence. After, deputies contacted Fernandez at the rear door of the residence and began negotiating with Fernandez to come out. Additional personnel breached the front door and entered and Fernandez was taken into custody without incident. He was then transported to the Colorado River Station jail where he was booked for domestic violence and burglary.

The victim was transported to the Colorado River Medical Center by ambulance for treatment. The child was taken and placed into the protection of Child Protective Services.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Needles Sheriff’s Station at (760) 326-9200.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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 Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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