Santa Cruz Police responded to "multiple critical incidents" in the county after a shooting happened in the area. According to the county Sheriff's Office, there is still an "active threat" in the area of Alba Road and Highway 9 in Ben Lomond.
According to unconfirmed reports by local media, a suspected gunman has stolen two vehicles at gunpoint in the Felton area and shot at a police officer and hit another with a car while trying to escape.
Police announced that one suspect has been taken into custody, noting that the investigation is ongoing and urging public to stay away from the area.
At least one suspect in custody. Please still AVOID area as this is an ongoing investigation.— Santa Cruz SO (@SantaCruzSO1) June 6, 2020
A video allegedly showing the arrest of a suspect appeared in social media.
BREAKING: Video of a man taken into custody on Alba Road in Ben Lomond. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office is asking people to avoid the area because of a "shooting". A viewer sent us this video. pic.twitter.com/iAUKtulfyc— Christopher Salas (@KSBWChristopher) June 6, 2020
Several other videos revealing that the police used a helicopter to investigate the area emerged on social media.
Video that @abc7newsbayarea just aired pic.twitter.com/XhvCLCmxb8— Native Santa Cruz (@NativeSantaCruz) June 7, 2020
Initial reports said there was at least one suspect that was "still outstanding".
Happening Now: SCPD units are responding to multiple critical incidents in Santa Cruz County. More info to follow.— Santa Cruz Police (@SantaCruzPolice) June 6, 2020
All available units are supporting a multi-agency effort. Only call 9-1-1 if you have a real emergency. Calls for service in @CityofSantaCruz may experience delays.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.
A video allegedly showing heavy police presence in the area has been shared in social media.
BREAKING: Santa Cruz Sheriff is investigating a shooting in Ben Lomond. According to CHP, 2 deputies have been shot and were taken to the hospital. We don’t know their conditions. pic.twitter.com/QLicylRi78— Kyla Linville (@KSBW_Kyla) June 6, 2020
RIGHT NOW: Heavy police presence on Highway 9 in Ben Lomond @KION546 pic.twitter.com/WvhbgA1LAP— Shannon Longworth (@ShanLongworth) June 6, 2020
No further details were immediately available.