Santa Barbara Police officer shoots suspect

December 7, 2013

tape 1A Santa Barbara Police officer shot a suspect on Friday who allegedly assaulted the officer.

Shortly before midnight, officers responded to calls of a man brandishing a deadly weapon at a home on the city’s Westside. According to police, the 26-year-old man assaulted an officer with a deadly weapon before that officer shot him.

The suspect sustained multiple gunshot wounds and is currently being treated at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. The officer was uninjured.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.