Midway City, California (OCSO) — On Wednesday, June 14, 2023, just before 5 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Dispatch received two 911 calls that a person was breaking into vehicles and may be attempting to break into a residence. Deputies arrive to Van Buren Street and began searching for the subject described by callers. The deputies located in open gate and enter the side yard of the home. They saw a vehicle with multiple doors open and a light on inside.
Once they approach the vehicle, they saw a man seated inside the driver’s seat. One of the deputies saw that the man had an axe and told him to drop it. The man exited the vehicle and the deputies gave multiple commands to the man to drop the axe. The men advanced towards the deputies arm of the axe. The deputy involved shooting occurred. The deputies removed the axe from the man’s hand, handcuffed him, called for County Fire to provide medical aid and began life-saving measures including the application of tourniquets and CPR. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene.
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