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Ventura County deputy shot in face with Taser; suspect arrested

December 10, 2010 | 12:11 pm

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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