Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
LAGUNA HILLS MAN CHARGED WITH SHOOTING DEPUTY WITH BB GUN DURING EVICTION
SANTA ANA – A man has been charged with pointing and shooting an imitation firearm at Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies in his Laguna Hills home in an effort to resist being evicted. Randal Jon Rose, 46, Laguna Hills, is charged with three felony counts of resisting and deterring an executive officer by force and one misdemeanor count each of brandishing an imitation firearm, assault on a peace officer, and battery on an officer. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of three years in state prison. The People will be requesting Rose be held on $150,000 bail at his arraignment this afternoon, Monday, May 16, 2011, in Department CJ-1, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on May 12, 2011, deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department went to the Laguna Hills home of Rose to enforce an eviction after the defendant failed to move from the home after receiving an eviction notice.
Deputies knocked and called for the defendant to come out of his house, but Rose is accused of refusing to respond or comply. After a locksmith was unable to unlock a back door, the deputies broke a window to a spare bedroom to gain entrance into the home.
Rose is accused of waiting for the deputies, kneeling in his living room, and pointing a black BB gun at the deputies as they entered the hallway. Based on the appearance of the BB gun, the deputies believed it to be a firearm. Rose is accused of failing to comply with the deputies’ order to drop his weapon and was subsequently Tased by a deputy. The Taser did not stop the defendant.
After being Tased, Rose is accused of shooting at the deputies, hitting one in the hand. One deputy responded by shooting back at the defendant but did not hit him. Another deputy Tased the defendant again and Rose was taken into custody.
Deputy District Attorney Brock Zimmon of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.