LAKE FOREST (CBSLA) – Orange County Sheriff’s deputies, dispatched to a burglary, shot and killed an armed woman in her 20s early Wednesday morning in Lake Forest.
The shooting occurred just after 1 a.m. in the 22000 block of Loumont Drive. The victim appeared to be in her late 20s, according to an Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman.
Deputies responded to a burglary call at a home to find a woman standing across the street from the home in question holding a handgun, the sheriff’s spokesperson said.
The deputies ordered the woman to drop the gun, then opened fire on her, the sheriff’s spokesperson disclosed.
She was taken to a hospital, where she later died. No one else was hurt.
“Deputies gave numerous commands to drop the handgun, and soon thereafter, an officer-involved shooting took place,” Sheriff’s LT. Chad Taylor told reporters.
A gun was recovered at the scene. However, it was unclear if the gun was real or a toy.
The exact circumstances which lead up to the shooting were not confirmed. There was no word on whether the woman actually entered the home itself or how many people were inside at the time.
The O.C. District Attorney’s Office is investigating.