Incident Date: 08/13/2015

Incident Time: 1010

Case Number: 15-10104

Victim: State of California

Posted by: Media Relations

Suspect: 17 year old male juvenile, resident of Plainview

On 08-13-15 at approximately 1010 hours, Tulare County Sheriff Deputies attempted a vehicle stop in the area of Jaye Street and Vandalia in the City of Porterville. Shortly after the stop the suspect quickly exited the rear of the vehicle while holding a firearm. The suspect fled into a nearby apartment complex where additional deputies and Officers with the Porterville Police Department converged. A perimeter was established and the suspect was located a short time later. During the processing of the scene deputies located a loaded firearm hidden within the apartment complex which was linked to the suspect. During the incident deputies contacted four additional occupants in the vehicle, who were later released at the scene. The suspect was later booked at the Juvenile Detention Facility for possession of a loaded firearm.