Officer involved shooting in Orland, two officers on administrative leave


ORLAND, Calif. - An officer involved shooting in Orland left one man in the hospital and two officers on administrative leave.

According to Orland Chief of Police, J.C. Tolle, two officers responded to a call of a possible burglary around 2:30 p.m. Monday.

When the officers arrived to the area, they found a man that they tried to talk to. It was during this interaction that the suspect sprayed the two officers with pepper spray and then tried to run them over after getting into his van.

The officers, fearing for their own safety, then shot at the van which drove off and then crashed a short distance away. The suspect left the van and tried to escape on foot but was apprehended by the officers who chased after him.

After detaining the suspect the officers saw that he had been struck by a bullet. The nature of his injuries have not been released, but officials did say that the suspect was able to walk himself into the ambulance. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Both officers were uninjured and placed on administrative leave, in accordance with Orland Police Department policy.

Nearby, Orland High School was put on lockdown for about 10 minutes because of the incident. According to Principal Victor Perry, they were directed by the Glenn County Sheriff's Office to go on a precautionary lockdown. The school was not told why, but quickly responded.

The Department of Justice, CHP, Glenn County Sheriff's Department and Willows Police Department are all working on this investigation.

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