Deputy kills man, 21, who stabbed another deputy, authorities say

25 Sep
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Crime Scene Cleaner Jason Moore scrubs the street as residents Rocky Reinertson, left, and Charlie Chase talk about last night’s events after a 21-year-old neighbor stabbed his mother and roommate at a home Tuesday night, then attacked a deputy who responded to the fight.

LAGUNA NIGUEL – A 21-year-old man stabbed his mother and roommate at a home Tuesday night, then attacked a deputy who responded to the fight, authorities said.

A second deputy then shot and killed the Laguna Niguel man, said Lt. Jeff Hallock of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Officials on Wednesday identified the man as Connor Bishop Zion. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Zion’s mother, his roommate and a deputy suffered stab wounds in the Tuesday night altercation, but the injuries do not appear to life-threatening, authorities said.

What prompted the attacks in the 200 block of Chandon was not immediately clear.

Hallock said deputies were called at about 7:30 p.m. after receiving reports that someone had been stabbed in the area. When deputies arrived, a man was lying on a roadway.

The 49-year-old man, identified only as Zion’s roommate, suffered traumatic injuries, said Capt. Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority. Zion’s 52-year-old mother suffered mild injuries.

Hallock said Zion also attacked the deputy, stabbing him in both arms, before another deputy shot and killed Zion, Hallock said. The names of the deputies were not released.

The injured deputy and the two other victims were taken to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo to be treated, Concialdi said.

As with other officer-involved shootings, the District Attorney’s Office is conducting an investigation.



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