Retired deputy shoots armed driver who smashed through security gate in Santa Clarita, LASD says

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KABC) -- A man who used his pickup truck to plow through the security gate of a community in Santa Clarita was hospitalized in critical condition early Tuesday morning with injuries he sustained when he was shot by a retired Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, authorities said.

Deputies responded about 2:20 p.m. to the 15900 block of Warm Springs Drive in MacMillan Ranch, a gated community, said Deputy Tracy Koerner, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

An investigation indicated the driver of the red Toyota Tacoma truck crashed into a security gate and used the vehicle to force his way into the community before stopping in front of a home, authorities said.

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According to Koerner, the retired deputy and one other person approached the truck and the driver brandished a handgun. The former deputy then opened fire.

The suspect was struck twice in the upper body and transported to a hospital in critical condition, the Sheriff's Department said. A gun, believed to belong to the suspect, was recovered at the scene.

The names of the wounded suspect and the retired deputy were not disclosed.
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