Video shows suicidal suspect opening fire on OC deputies

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (KABC) -- The Orange County Sheriff's Department released dramatic video Wednesday that showed the moment a man opened fire on deputies in San Juan Capistrano last month.

Authorities said on April 27 a suspect opened fire on deputies with an automatic rifle. They had initially responded to the home on reports of a man being suicidal.

As the event unfolded, deputies in the video never returned fire and said they didn't have a clear view of the garage nor did they know if anyone else was inside.

The whole incident lasted roughly about 90 seconds. After firing dozens of shots during that time, the suspect finally came out, dropped his weapon and was arrested.

No one at the scene was injured.

The department said it shared the video to demonstrate how dangerous and unpredictable a law enforcement official's job can be. It also praised the deputies for showing restraint during the incident.
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