Attempted murder suspect shot by sheriff deputy
November 29, 2010
Sheriff deputies were working to intercept a group of five people on an alleged crime spree. The alleged spree began with the three males and two females fled from a traffic stop in the stolen car they were driving in Pacific Grove.
Then, at about 10 p.m., the suspects were allegedly involved in an attempted armed robbery with shots fired in the Grimes Point area near Big Sur.
The suspects then headed south and were allegedly involved in an attempted murder for a separate shooting near the Whale Watcher Inn in Gorda.
San Luis Obispo deputies attempted to stop the suspects on Highway 1 south of San Simeon. The suspects initially yielded at gunpoint to the deputies.
The driver then turned the vehicle toward a deputy who took cover behind a patrol car, deputies said.
Deputies opened fire on the vehicle. The driver then headed south for several hundred feet before stopping.
One of the suspects received a gunshot wound to the leg and was transported to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.
The number of charges, identification of suspects and final booking location is not available.