Attempted Murder of LASD Deputy UPDATE

*UPDATE*LASD SEB and Homicide responded to Canyon Ctry for Deputy assaulted investigation

Dear Michael armijo,

Homicide Bureau detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the attempt murder of an on-duty deputy sheriff.

Detectives learned that at approximately 10:00 A.M., on the 18900 block of Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country, the victim deputy was in the parking lot of a restaurant when he was confronted by the suspect who asked if he was a deputy.

The victim confirmed he was a deputy and without provocation the suspect stabbed him in the torso and fled the scene.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is reported to be in good condition.

With the assistance of Special Enforcement Bureau resources, the suspect was located in a back yard of a residence on the 18900 block of Nearbrook Street, Canyon Country.  The suspect was identified as Donald Chinchilla, Male Hispanic, 21 years of age, resident of Canyon Country.

The suspect will be transported to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and booked for the charge of Attempted Murder on a Peace Officer.

The weapon, a large kitchen knife, was recovered near the scene.

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