Bodycam Footage Of Suspect Shot In San Andreas Hostage Situation

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Published on May 27, 2021 by

San Andreas, California — The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office released videos regarding the officer-involved shooting and hostage situation that occurred on May 6th, 2021. On May 6, 2021, at about 10:39 PM the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Communication/Dispatch Center received a 911 call regarding a male and female in an argument at the Sierra Inn Motel, San Andreas California. 911 audio where callers told dispatchers that a man had pointed a gun at a woman’s head. One caller from the released audio noted that a little girl was in the room with them. The suspect was ultimately identified as 47-year-old Mark Aitulagi Lavea. Deputies were dispatched to investigate however, Lavea left before their arrival. Deputies initiated a domestic violence investigation and began searching the area for Lavea. A deputy was interviewing the victim in the 500 block of Lewis Ave., San Andreas near the Diamond Place Apartment Complex when Lavea ambushed the deputy and victim. During the ambush, Lavea shot the deputy in the upper body. The deputy was able to get the victim to safety. Additional deputies, California Highway Patrol Officers and the Angels Police Department responded to the scene and began searching the apartment complex for Lavea.

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