Suspect killed in deputy-involved shooting in Rancho Santa Margarita

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (KABC) -- A 40-year-old man was shot and killed by Orange County sheriff's deputies near Paseo Viento and Melinda Road in Rancho Santa Margarita Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting occurred at a residence at about 2:10 p.m. Deputies arrived and confronted Alec Ouzounian, who was suffering from multiple self-inflicted stab wounds.

During the confrontation, a deputy-involved shooting occurred. Ouzounian was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

No further details were immediately released. The Orange County District Attorney's Office Bureau of Investigations is conducting the shooting investigation, which is routine protocol following deputy-involved shootings.
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