APTOS (BCN) — A suspect who was shot after firing a round at deputies Tuesday night in Aptos has been identified as 39-year-old Eli Burry of Soquel, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

Officials said Burry was at the wheel of a suspicious vehicle being investigated by deputies about 10:50 p.m. in the 7900 block of Soquel Drive in Aptos. The deputies recognized Burry, one of two occupants in the vehicle, and also saw he had a handgun, officials said.

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While the deputies were trying to detain him, Burry fired a round at them and a deputy fired several shots in return, striking Burry several times, officials said.

Deputies gave Burry medical aid before he was taken to a hospital. He is expected to survive, officials said.

Several weapons, including the one discharged by Burry, were recovered at the scene, officials said.

Burry was the only person injured in the exchange.

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Investigation of the officer-involved shooting is being conducted by the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office, officials said.

Officials said the names of the deputies involved and the body-worn camera footage are expected to be released next week.

Burry will likely face charges for weapons violations and violent felonies, officials said.


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