Sheriff’s Deputy Shot In Face With Own Stun Gun

Female officer expected to recover

LAKE CASITAS (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy in Southern California was shot in the face with her own stun gun after a man took it and other weapons away from her.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Capt. Ross Bonfiglio says the man surrendered about 10:30 a.m. Friday after briefly barricading himself in his family’s home. He also had a gunshot wound to the leg but Bonfiglio said he didn’t know how he was injured.

Bonfiglio tells the Ventura County Star the incident started with a 911 call at 9:40 a.m. but the caller hung up. A female deputy, whose name has not yet been released, responded to the scene and was confronted by the man, who took the Taser gun from her and shot.

She was taken to Ventura County Medical Center where officials say she will be OK.

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