Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots And Wounds Suspect In Rancho Santa Margarita
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA (CBS) — A sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a suspect Saturday in Rancho Santa Margarita, according to authorities.
The deputy-involved shooting occurred around 12:45 p.m. in the 32000 block of Meadow Park Lane.
Jason Park of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department says the deputy was attempting to stop a speeding motorcyclist when the incident began.
Park said the deputy recognized the motorcycle and the rider and went to a residence believed to be the suspect’s home.
The deputy made contact with the suspect and the deputy-involved shooting occurred after they reportedly scuffled.
The suspect, who was struck, was taken to a hospital for treatment. His condition was unknown.
The shooting remained under investigation.
The name and age of the suspect was unavailable.
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