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2 arrested for assualt on off-duty deputy

February 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Two Orange County men were arrested Thursday for an armed confrontation with an off-duty Orange County Sheriff's deputy. They were Identified as Sergio Elisazzaraz, 18, of Santa Ana and Amaury Vega Luqueno, 25, of Santa Margarita.

According to the Santa Ana Police, the off duty deputy was enroute to work on January 19, when the suspects almost caused a crash with his car.

The four occupants confronted the deputy, who had his duty weapon in the car. One of the suspects had a semi-automatic hand gun and pointed it at the deputy.

Authorities say the deputy fired his weapon in self defense at the suspect with the hand gun.

The deputy drove away and notified Santa Ana Police. No one was hit by the bullets.

Santa Ana Police Detectives identified two of the suspects as Elisazzaraz and Luqueno.

Both suspects have been booked in the Santa Ana Police Department jail for assault with a deadly weapon.