Woman killed in Lake Forest deputy-involved shooting after reported burglary

A woman in her 20s was killed in a deputy-involved shooting following a burglary call in Lake Forest early Wednesday morning, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said.

A resident inside a home located in the 22000 block of Loumont Drive near the intersection of Muirlands Boulevard and Ridge Route Dr. reported a burglary in progress just after 1 a.m.

Arriving Orange County deputies located a woman across the street from the home where the burglary call was made. The suspect was holding what appeared to be a gun, the sheriff’s department said.

The young woman was given numerous commands to drop the weapon when the deputy-involved shooting occurred.

She was struck by gunfire and was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead around 6:15 a.m., the sheriff's office said. 

A gun was recovered from the scene.

The name of the woman involved in the deputy-involved shooting has not been released.

The investigation will be conducted by the Orange County District Attorney.

No further information was immediately available. 

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