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CMC officer shoots intruder trying to break into his Los Osos home, sheriff says

Authorites investigate shooting in Los Osos

Authorities say a male resident inside a home on the 1300 block of 6th Street in Los Osos shot a male suspect who was attempting to enter the home on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. The resident was not harmed.
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Authorities say a male resident inside a home on the 1300 block of 6th Street in Los Osos shot a male suspect who was attempting to enter the home on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. The resident was not harmed.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says a Los Osos resident shot and wounded a man who was attempting to break into his home early Friday morning.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the male resident of a house in the 1300 block of 6th Street shot the unidentified man around 2:45 a.m. on Friday as the suspect was trying to get into his home.

The man wasn’t harmed, but the alleged intruder was transported to the hospital for treatment, the agency said.

The resident has been a correctional officer at California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo for 11 years, said Lt. Monica Ayon, a CMC spokeswoman.

He has been a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employee for 25 years, Ayon said. She declined to release the man’s name.

Sheriff’s Office detectives spent most of the morning collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses at the scene.

Doug Ruoff, who lives next door to the Los Osos home, said his son heard shouting early Friday morning.

Ruoff said he saw police cars and fire trucks, and witnessed a person being taken away in an ambulance.

Neighbors said the area is quiet and typically safe.

Donna Sanderson, who lives on a nearby street, said the shooting is “kind of scary” and surprising for the North Coast neighborhood.

“It is weird that something like that would happen down here in Baywood,” she said.

No arrests had been made as of 4:45 p.m., said Tony Cipolla, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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Lindsey Holden writes about housing and everything in between for The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. She also covers communities in northern San Luis Obispo County. Lindsey became a staff writer in 2016 after working for the Rockford Register Star in Illinois. She’s a native Californian raised in the Midwest and is a proud graduate of two Chicago schools: DePaul University and Northwestern University.
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