Big Bear Lake, CA, March 2, 2013 – Local sheriffs are asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted for the attempted murder of a peace officer. On Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11:19 a.m. a deputy from the Yucaipa station responded to a report of an unwanted person, and was met with gunfire.  The suspect also rammed the patrol car with his own vehicle before fleeing.

The suspect has been identified as 52-year-old Brian David Forrett of Riverside.  He was driving a White Buick with the CA license plate number 6SHF401. The car has significant collision damage to the rear end and a shattered windshield.  Forrett is considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should immediately call 911.

The deputy was not injured in the attack; it is unknown if Forrett sustained any injuries.

Anyone with further information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Darrin Taylor at (909) 790-3105 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (909)387-8313.  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