Knife-wielding man lunges at OC sheriff's deputy and is wounded

A knife-wielding man who lunged at an Orange County sheriff's deputy in San Juan Capistrano today was wounded and expected to live, a sheriff's spokesman said.

Deputies responded to an 11:45 a.m. 911 hang-up call traced to 32102 Via Carlos, a single-family home in an upscale part of Orange County, said sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino.

"They heard a woman screaming," Amormino said. "The woman's scream intensified. In fear that the woman's life might be in danger, they forced entry inside the home."

Deputies kicked down the door and found a man in his late 20s or 30s, holding a knife and lunging toward the deputy, Amormino said. The deputy, in fear of his life, shot the man in the hand, Amormino said. The man was transported to Mission Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is in surgery, Amormino said. The woman was uninjured, he said.

Officials are unclear about the man and woman's relationship or the cause of the incident, Amormino said.

The Orange County District Attorney's Office will be investigating the deputy-involved shooting per standard protocol, Amormino said.

Tami Abdollah can be reached at tabdollah@kpcc.org and http://www.twitter.com/LATams.

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