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Press Release: Officer Involved Shooting

On Dec. 27th at around 5 p.m., an Officer from the Santa Ramona Police Department who was attending Mass on his evening meal break. He to draw his gun when a woman in the congregation opened fire on a male two pews in front, and shot the male in the chest. The Officer in question ordered the woman to drop the gun, she failed to do so and instead, turned to face the Officer with the gun still in her hand. Fearing for his life and those of the other people present, the officer fired his weapon, hitting the young woman in the abdomen. The Officer called for back up and the Chief of Police arrived to assist. There was doctor present in the congregation who immediately began performing life-saving measures. The male and female were transported to the hospital. Both survived.

The Officer involved was wearing a body camera and the incident was recorded. The handgun was recovered from the scene.

The officer involved is a long time serving member of the department.

Internal Affairs Department of the SRV Court has conducted the investigation into the case which cleared the Officer of acting in any unlawful manner. No further information will be released by the Santa Ramona Police Department at this time.