NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. – (May12, 2015) – On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, a deputy-involved shooting occurred in the residence located at 28 Paseo Viento. The victim of the shooting, Alec Ouzounian, 40, Rancho Santa Margarita, was transported by paramedics to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
At approximately 2:10 p.m., Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 28 Paseo Viento regarding a subject attempting suicide. Deputies arrived and entered the residence where they confronted Ouzounian, suffering from multiple self-inflicted stab wounds. During the confrontation with Ouzounian, the deputy-involved shooting occurred. No deputies were injured during the incident.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigations is conducting the shooting investigation as is protocol for all Orange County Sheriff’s deputy-involved shootings.
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