Officers shoot motorist in Santa Barbara County
June 7, 2015
Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies shot a motorist who threatened them with a gun during a traffic stop Sunday in Carpinteria.
Shortly after 1 a.m., deputies pulled the motorist over for an alleged traffic violation on Highway 150 and Carpinteria Avenue. The male driver stepped out of his car and brandished a gun, deputies said.
Deputies shot the driver who was later transported to a Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The officers involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated.