Rosamond man arrested after firing at KCSO deputies, CHP officers

Posted at 10:33 AM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 14:05:41-04

ROSAMOND, Calif. — A Rosamond man was arrested on Monday night after he fired shots at Kern County Sherriff's Office deputies and California Highway Patrol officers.

According to the KCSO, deputies went a house to the 3400 block of Leopard Ct. in Rosamond at around 8 p.m. on a report of a man firing a gun outside a home. When the deputies arrived, accompanied by CHP officers, they found 38-year-old Benjamin Avalos standing in the driveway. When they identified themselves, Avalos fired three shots at the deputies, who immediately took cover.

After repeated commands, Avalos eventually put down the gun but remained "verbally aggressive with deputies." Deputies eventually used a stun gun to control and arrest Avalos.

Deputies found a loaded handgun, ammunition, and spent shell casings inside and outside the home, as well as three additional handguns and two rifles.

Avalos faces multiple counts including attempt homicide on a peace officer, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, and other firearms-related charges.