Lake Forest, Ca. (August 20, 2023): A deputy-involved shooting occurred this afternoon inside an apartment in the 21000 block of Osterman Road in Lake Forest.
At 12:18 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 21000 block of Osterman Road reference an informant stating a female subject was stabbed and outside of her apartment.
When deputies arrived, they were directed to an apartment where the suspect was believed to be. The deputies contacted the suspect, a male in his 20s, inside of the apartment.
At approximately 12:32 p.m., the deputy-involved shooting occurred, and the suspect was taken into custody. Deputies then located an additional female victim inside of the apartment suffering from several stab wounds. She was later pronounced deceased at the scene.
Deputies at the scene provided lifesaving measures to the victim outside of the apartment and the suspect. Orange County Fire Authority provided additional medical aid. Both individuals were transported to a local hospital for further treatment. Both of their conditions is unknown at this time. No deputies were injured.
At this time, it is believed all three individuals involved in the incident are related.
The identity of the suspect is being withheld pending his booking into the Orange County Jail.
Per protocol, the investigation of the deputy-involved shooting will be handled by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Deputies in Lake Forest are equipped with body-worn cameras. Footage from the incident will be released in accordance with the law and in consultation with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.