Shots fired at sheriff's deputy in Lancaster
Two people were arrested after an alleged attempt to shoot a sheriff’s deputy with a handgun that jammed during a routine traffic stop early Saturday in Lancaster, the Sheriff’s Department said.
A deputy tried to pull over Christopher Orlando, 25, and Shayla Janelle Harper, 26, around 3:40 a.m. because the vehicle they were in didn’t have a front license plate, the Sheriff’s Department said. As the deputy pulled behind them, he heard two shots and saw a muzzle flash. The suspects sped off.
The two were cornered soon after and arrested, the department said. A TEC-9 semiautomatic handgun was found loaded near the corner where the firing took place, and investigators found a jammed round in the chamber.
The Sheriff’s Department said Orlando, who was a gang member, is on parole.
-- Rick Rojas