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Orange County Sheriff’s Office Releases Video of Fatal Deputy-Involved Shooting

Orange County Sheriff’s Office Releases Video of Fatal Deputy-Involved Shooting

Screen capture from video. Credit OCSO

Screen capture from video. Credit OCSO

Orange County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is committed to transparency and believes it is critical to maintaining accountability and enhancing trust between this agency and the public.

It is our policy to release body-worn camera video within 30 days of a critical incident, including deputy-involved shootings. We think it’s important for members of our community to view the entirety of what is released, rather than rely on short snippets in the media.

Video of critical incidents may contain strong language and graphic violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

The following video is from a deputy-involved shooting on Jan. 2, 2022. Deputies responded to a 911 call from a woman reporting a family dispute. When deputies arrived on the scene, they witnessed a man in his 20s shoot his father and then turn his gunfire toward deputies. Deputies returned fire, striking the suspect. The suspect is deceased; his father survived.

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Fugitive Watch was founded in 1992 by two San Jose police officers, Steve Ferdin and Scott Castruita. Fugitive Watch is a reality-based television show, newspaper and website, fugitive.com. We can also be found on social media such as InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. The mission of Fugitive Watch is to make Your community safer by helping law enforcement fight crime. Fugitive Watch brings the community, local business, and law enforcement together to solve crimes, apprehend wanted fugitives and provide education and crime prevention information to the community.

Business and private sponsorship help Fugitive Watch empower the community to strike back at crime from the safety of their living rooms. Fugitive Watch has been credited by law enforcement with over several 2,890 crimes solved or fugitives apprehended. Fugitive Watch also helps improve the safety of police officers by locating fugitives for law enforcement so they can more safely arrest them rather than unexpectedly running across them through extremely dangerous routine “chance encounters”. As law enforcement officers know all too well, These “chance encounters” have resulted in countless officer injuries and deaths.

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