The fight in the yard at a prison in Soledad broke out just after 11 a.m., and staff fired nine warning shots from a rifle and used chemical agents and non-lethal rounds to break up the brief incident, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.
No one on staff at the Correctional Training Facility was hurt, the department said.
Eight inmates required outside hospitalization with injuries that included cuts, puncture wounds and bruises, and all were stable. About 50 other inmates were treated for minor injuries, the department said.
Officials said that four “inmate-manufactured weapons” were found, and the cause of the riot is being investigated. A deadly force review board will conduct a review of the incident, the department said.
The scene was chaotic. The Times reported that the suspect was stopped by an officer on a motorcycle. At some point, the suspect grabbed a rifle from inside the car and fired upon the officer approaching the vehicle. Other officers arrived at the scene and witnesses described a chaotic situation. One driver said bullets “flew through their windows.”
- Police said the crime spree took place over two hours in Orange County and Santa Ana on Wednesday night
- The suspect robbed five businesses and two apartment buildings
- A 33-year-old man was arrested after he came out of a 7-Eleven store and dropped a knife and a gun taken from a security guard before killing him
- Police said the violence was random and the motive was ‘robbery, hate, homicide’
A new law in California will require candidates for president to release their tax returns in order to appear on the primary ballot in March, 2020.
Police confirmed a shooting with multiple “victims” Sunday at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California, saying there was an “active” scene as crowds ran for safety.
The San Francisco Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was responding to the scene, officials said.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported “multiple people” injured but did not elaborate.
(CNN)A Los Angeles police officer died on Saturday following a shooting that occurred while he was off-duty, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.Officer Juan Diaz was one of two victims who suffered gunshot wounds and were found by an officer shortly before 1 a.m. local time Saturday, the department said in a statement posted to Twitter.The LAPD later confirmed Diaz had died as a result of the shooting, calling him “a dedicated public servant and Angeleno that put service to others above all else.”The circumstances of the shooting remain unclear, but authorities are investigating. According to CNN affiliate KABC, the second victim was wounded but is expected to survive. No arrests have been made, KABC said.
VAN NUYS, Calif. (FOX 11) – A man who went on a violent crime spree killing four in the San Fernando Valley is now in police custody.
Gerry Dean Zaragoza, 26, was taken into custody around 2 p.m. in the area of Canoga Ave. and Gault St.
Horrifying video captures an all-out brawl in front of kids and families at the California theme park — with one heavyset guy repeatedly punching women in the face.
Southern California was rocked by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that jolted Kern County and was widely felt around the region as many prepared to celebrate Independence Day on Thursday. Details: http://on.ktla.com/1kmrC
An 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California Thursday, shaking a widespread area.
The quake was centered in the Searles Valley, a remote area of San Bernardino.It was unclear of the temblor caused major damage or injuries.
It was the most powerful quake to hit Southern California in years.
Local emergency agencies have been flooded with calls, and officials urged that people only use 911 for emergencies.