On Tuesday, July 25, a Chaffey College officer opened fire on a woman in the Northwest parking which led to a brief pursuit that ended in the same lot. The woman was arrested by Chaffey Police and taken to a local hospital as a precaution despite sustaining no injuries.
The suspect was identified as Jullian Burdwell, 34, a resident of the city of Ontario. It was not made clear if she was a student or employee. She was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, felony evasion and obstructing a police officer, according to Deputy Jacob Bailey. The San Bernardino County Sheriffs department took over the investigation and stated that Burdwell was booked into the West Valley Detention Center with her bail set at $50,000.
The San Bernardino County Sheriffs department was contacted at about 6:40 a.m. that day to assist a Chaffey Police Officer who approached and shot at Burdwell. The Chaffey police officer observed that there were several staff members walking in the lot and feared Burdwell was driving toward them, prompting the officer to conduct a maneuver which disabled her vehicle.
The school was not placed on lock-down during the incident. Notifications were sent out to Chaffey staff and as police investigated the scene, students and staff were seen taking photos and roaming around.