Rival campers who opened fire turn out to be sheriff's deputies Feuding L.A. County deputies, both off duty at Prado Regional Park, apparently didn't know they were colleagues.
An apparent booze-fueled dispute over loud music between two groups at a Chino campground over the weekend escalated to the point where men from both sides drew guns and opened fire.
No one was hurt, but the two alleged gunmen have plenty to explain.
It turns out that the rival gun-toting campers were both Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies.
Authorities suspect the off-duty cops learned they were colleagues only after their campground showdown.
Chino police officers were called to Prado Regional Park early Sunday morning. They arrested the deputies — Dejay Barber, 44, and Matthew Rincon, 24 — on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm.
Chino police Lt. Wes Simmons, when asked if he'd ever come across a similar scene, couldn't stifle a chuckle: "That's not fair for you to ask me that," he said, before acknowledging that he hadn't.They are claiming that the cops "shot into the air". I don't know about that. Both of these clowns are still getting paid. That's right they commit felonies and are still on the department payroll. Some people are just more "equal" than others.
No word yet on the race of the shooters. Hold your breath for that.