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Ventura County sheriff's deputies wound man in Thousand Oaks

July 11, 2011 |  3:11 pm

Untitled Ventura County sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a suspect who pointed a gun at officers in Thousand Oaks, authorities said Monday.

No officers were hurt in the 5 a.m. Saturday shooting in the 800 block of Dorchester Street. The identity of the 49-year-old suspect was not released.

He was listed in stable condition in the intensive care unit at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, according to a statement released Monday by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff's officials said they initially responded to a call of a man with a gun. They arrived to find a man armed with a pistol, who pointed the weapon at the deputies and began "advancing on their position."

"Deputies ordered the subject numerous times to drop the gun and get on the ground," the sheriff's spokesman said. "The subject did not comply with the deputies’ orders and continued to advance on their position while still pointing the gun at them."

The deputies, fearing that the armed man was a threat to public safety as well as their own, shot and wounded him.

Sheriff's officials did not disclose how many deputies fired their weapons, how many shots were fired or how many times the suspect was hit.


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Photo: Map shows where sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a suspect who officials said pointed a gun at officers in Thousand Oaks. Source: Google Maps