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Ventura County deputy shot in face with Taser; suspect arrested

A Ventura County sheriff’s deputy was shot in the face Friday with her own Taser by a man who allegedly stole her weapons and was later arrested after being shot.

The attack unfolded in the 4900 block of Casitas Pass Road, west of Lake Casitas, when the deputy responded to a 911 hang-up call at 9:42 a.m.

Shortly after arriving at the scene, the deputy put out a "shots fired" call. Sheriff’s officials said the suspect grabbed the deputy’s Taser and shot her in the face. The suspect stole the deputy’s weapons and fled into his house.

The deputy's injuries were described as non-life-threatening. A SWAT team and dozens of other deputies responded to the scene and took the man into custody. Sheriff’s officials said he was shot and was being treated for his injuries.

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Hummmm, what wonder drug has he been getting into? Hummmm?

Must've watched "The Hangover".

That's hilarious, cop getting tasered in the face. That's Priceless, I would have loved to see that on video, I guarantee it would have gone viral. Cop got taste of her own medicine.

They just love shooting people with them, we see it all the time. I guess it was payback! LOL....

Nice job of controlling your weapons, lady.

dont taze me bro!!

Unfortunately, as shown with the recent murder of the Riverside police officer, incidents remain highly volatile. Unfortunately, those who should not have weapons can obtain them depending on the circumstances of a struggle or pursuit. That's why this officer should not be judged - it can and does happen to the best of them…

Thank God, she was not seriously injured. Too bad the suspect survived!

Hahaha! Keystone cops. This time, the chick gets it in the face with her own non-lethal weapon. Thank goodness it was not life threatening, but it is funny! Bet she's having a rough day.

About time....so many law enforcement officers appoint themselves as not only law enforcement, but judiciary i.e. arrest AND punishment.

The woman who was injured today was an Iraq war vet, a wife, an amazing mom to two very young girls, and, by the way, my cousin. This is not funny or an example of poor police work. We could have lost a member of our family today, and you are making a joke of it. Please think of others before you comment.

Too bad she got hit in the face. It would have been funny if she got shot in her rear end.

All of these gadgets cops have to carry today get cops killed.

cop haters!!!! you where not there so dont back seat drive and judge. She is doing a job a lot of you cant do or wont do, plus a war vet have some respect

another cop making excessive salary and pension. Just goes to show that without a union, these mental midgets would be guarding a 7-11.

From the comments, people hate cops. Cops, it is time you changed your attitudes and treated society with respect, because we do not support you anymore and we will reduce your salaries and pensions. Keep it up and we will correct you with the power of the vote.

Sorry she got tazed but am proud she got her gun out amongst the chaos and was able to protect her life. This is a huge reason why cops should have partners. Male or female there is always someone bigger and/or stronger than you. Hopefully the department takes a look at the danger they are placing their officers in when sending them to a potentially violent situation alone.

People can have opinions and what not..Keep them to yourself.
Traci Salmon is an amazing lady and was trying to help a family out that was held hostage. Have some respect for people that help others out and have their life at risk everyday.
<3 you Traci xoxox

This case screams me! We can used taser as protection to ourselves when there's somebody show us violence . But don't used it just to threaten others!


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