OCDA Clears Deputy in Non-Fatal Ladera Ranch Shooting
Police bullets don't just fly in north and central OC. Amazingly, this phenomenon also occurs in master-planned communities like Ladera Ranch. The nine "village" community of 23,000 officially joined OC's officer-involved-shooting club on the night of June 29, 2014. Shaun Paquette, his wife and their two children started off chill enough when they headed out to a friend's party. But then Paquette started drinking a bit too much. He belligerently accused a fellow reveler of stealing $11 from him. The argument prompted a designated driver to send the Paquette family packing back home. That's where things got uglier.
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