Santa Cruz County cops shoot man accused of firing gun at officers

APTOS — The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office is reporting its deputies’ involvement in a nonfatal officer-involved shooting Tuesday night.

According to a release issued by the office Thursday, deputies were in the midst of contacting two occupants in a vehicle just after 10:50 p.m. on the 7900 block of Soquel Drive when they observed the driver to be armed with a gun. That section of road stretches from about the Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center to the Aptos Village Square.

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The driver reportedly fired “at least one round” while deputies attempted to detain the driver. A deputy discharged a weapon several times, striking the driver. Deputies rendered the man medical aid and he later was transported to a hospital. The Sheriff’s Office said the man is expected to survive.

The involved deputies and car’s passenger reportedly were not injured during the incident.


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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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