Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

STANTON – A 20-year-old suspect is hospitalized after a rideshare driver intervened during an assault and shot the suspect, according to the OC Sheriff.

The driver, who was in the area dropping off a passenger, called dispatch at about 8 p.m. on June 2 to report he had shot a man who was assaulting a woman in the 7100 block of Custer Way.

Deputies arrived and provided lifesaving measures to the suspect, who was later taken to the hospital. The suspect is being treated and is listed in critical, but stable, condition. He may face charges pending further investigation.

The driver remained at the scene, was interviewed by investigators and was later released.

The woman was treated at the scene by the Orange County Fire Authority for injuries sustained during the assault.

The Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Sheriff’s Dispatch at 714-647-7000. Anonymous information may be provided through Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS or online at ocsheriff.gov/occrimestoppers.

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