UPDATE (6/24/2020): AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON DEPUTY- FORT MOHAVE
Mohave County Sheriff Deputies and Detectives, along with Officers of the Bullhead City Police Department, MAGNET Task Force and GIITEM Task Force, conducted follow up investigations in reference to the Aggravated Assault on a Deputy Shooting that occurred on Sunday (6/21). On Tuesday (6/23), Detectives were able to identify the suspects in the shooting as David Thomas Delgado, 37 of Bullhead City, and Casper James Homer, 35 of Bullhead City. The investigation revealed that Homer was driving a silver Toyota Rav4 and Delgado was in the front passenger seat. When the Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation, Delgado leaned out the front passenger side window and fired multiple rounds at the Deputy, striking his patrol vehicle several times. The vehicle then fled the scene and was driven to Homer’s house where it was concealed. Homer was located at this residence and taken into custody and was later transported to the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility where he was booked for Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Misconduct Involving Weapons, Unlawful Flight, and Criminal Damage, all felonies.
A temporary warranted was entered for the arrest of David Delgado, charging him with Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Misconduct Involving Weapons, Criminal Damage, and several other charges relating to other incidents, to include Theft of Means of Transportation and other misdemeanor arrest warrants. On Tuesday (6/23), Detectives learned information that David was possibly heading to California. Detectives contacted the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office and relayed this information who in turn worked with the California Highway Patrol. An extensive ground and air search was conducted, with the assistance of both the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office air unit and the Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter.
On Tuesday (6/23), at approximately 9 PM, Officers with the California Highway Patrol were involved in a pursuit with a vehicle that ended in a collision in the Barstow area. The two occupants of the vehicle fled the scene on foot, after one of the occupants fired rounds at the police. Michael William Ebert, 32 of Mohave Valley, was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. David Thomas Delgado was identified as firing shots at the police and fleeing. After an extensive search, Delgado was located and taken into custody without incident. This investigation is ongoing.