By the time the smoke cleared from a domestic disturbance call in Laguna Niguel Tuesday night, a 21-year-old resident had been shot dead by an Orange County sheriff's deputy and his mother, roommate and another deputy had been stabbed.
Connor Bishop Zion was pronounced dead at the scene by Orange County Fire Authority paramedics, and the three people who were said to have been stabbed by him were taken to a local hospital, according to authorities.
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Details on how this all happened and what motivated the attacks are sketchy, and the sheriff's department and Orange County District Attorney's office are still investigating, according to a sheriff's statement.
Around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies responded to the 200 block of Chandon, a neighborhood of upscale condominiums, where one stabbing victim was found lying in the street. The sheriff's department put it this way: Zion's mother and roommate were stabbed in an altercation, and "during the response to the call for service, one deputy was attacked by the suspect and another deputy shot and fatally wounded the assailant."
The injured deputy was being treated for stab wounds to both arms, according to his department. His injuries were reported to be non-life threatening. Don't know about the civilians yet.