Officer-involved shooting; At least one person shot during Santa Cruz County pot raid

- Officer-involved shooting; Suspect sng

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. - One person has been shot during an officer-involved shooting at a pot raid led by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The raid took place near the Soquel Demonstration State Forest Friday morning.

When officers arrived to the Highland and Soquel Creek area in the Santa Cruz Mountains they discovered 3,000 plants as well as several chemicals and fertilizers for growing marijuana. Officers then saw a man with a gun. A K-9 was deployed on the suspect. Officers fired several shots at the suspect, striking him multiple times.

When officers spoke with the suspect, they decided to conduct the interview in Spanish.

The suspect has been taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.

According to Chris Stoots, the Lieutenant Specialist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement Division, they believe the suspect was not alone.

No officers were hurt during the raid.

KION's Matt Sizemore has the full story at 5 p.m.


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