Two people have been arrested after an off-duty correctional officer was shot in the head at a Colton gas station by someone who had asked him directions moments before the attack, police said.
The gunfire erupted about 9 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at a Shell station along the 2700 block of Iowa Street, just east of Interstate 215.
Word of the incident was relayed to surrounding police agencies, which were asked to watch for a navy blue 2004 Dodge Durango. The attack was listed as an assault with a deadly weapon, rather than a homicide, suggesting that the victim survived the shooting.
By 9:45 p.m., the suspect vehicle had been stopped by police near University and Kansas streets in Riverside.