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Man In Bulletproof Vest Shot By LA Deputies

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LANCASTER (CBS) — Deputies shot and wounded a 29-year-old man armed with a rifle and wearing a bulletproof vest, a sheriff’s deputy said Sunday.

Deputies from the Lanaster station were called to a home in the 16000 block of MacKenna’s Gold Avenue in the remote community of Lake Los Angeles about 11:45 p.m. Saturday. They were told by a 60-year-old woman that her son had beaten her up and threatened her with a gun, said Deputy Lillian Peck of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

She also said her son, Matthew Ridgway, was armed with a rifle, wearing a bullet-proof vest and said he was “prepared to go to war,” Peck said.

Deputies located Ridgway and saw him run out of the back of the residence with armed a rifle and wearing a bullet-proof vest. Deputies found him hiding in a neighbor’s shed in the 39600 block of 167th Street East, where a deputy shot him, she said.

Ridgway was treated for his wound and booked for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon at the sheriff’s Lancaster station, where he was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail, Peck said.

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