Parolee In Serious Condition Following Officer-Involved Shooting In Duarte

DUARTE (CBS) — A Department of Corrections officer shot a 20-year-old parolee who allegedly pulled a knife on an undercover agent Friday.

The officer-involved shooting was reported at 2:22 p.m. in the 1900 block of Huntington Drive in Duarte.

Samuel Castro was hospitalized in serious condition and was undergoing surgery Friday evening, according to Luis Patino of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Castro’s parole was suspended Wednesday when he did not report to his parole agent, Patino said.

“Parole agents were attempting to arrest (Castro) …when he pulled a knife and threatened one of the agents,” Patino alleged. “The agent shot the parole violator.”

No agents or officers were injured in the shooting.

Castro served time at Corcoran State Prison for assault with a deadly weapon with great bodily injury, according to Patino.

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