An Irvine shooting occurred this week over a sexual assault investigation while officers were trying to serve the man in question, 35-year-old Ronald Williams, a court-ordered warrant. Although the suspect is now in police custody, the shooting left the suspect injured but in an unknown condition this Tuesday evening, having been taken down by a detective, ABC confirms this Sept. 3. The male was rushed to the hospital this morning after the gunfire broke out in the residential neighborhood of Irvine, California.
The Irvine shooting has some details still unknown at this point, as the breaking story was only released to media outlets late this afternoon. The man is still under hospital watch; his condition has not clarified, though he was said to be lucid when taken to the hospital. According to Irvine police, the shootout took place when officers were trying to serve the suspect a search warrant over sexual assault charges. The initial investigation began as police attempted to serve the warrant at the 1100 block of Crested Bird at 10:30 this morning.
When Irvine officers made contact with the suspect prior to the shooting in a nearby parking lot, the suspect was said to be uncooperative. Under still-disclosed circumstances, the 35-year-old man was then shot. Confirmation as to what sparked the shooting has not been revealed at this time.
According to the report, the suspect was Ronald Williams, 35-year-old. He was said to be treated on scene for the gunshot wound, then taken to a hospital and remains in police custody. Investigators were in the process of serving the warrant over sexual charges in connection with a case for lewd acts with a minor.
No officers were injured in the Irvine shooting.