Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies responding to reports of a tow truck driver being attacked on Jakes Way ultimately started an investigation into a report of shots fired late Tuesday night.
SCV Sheriff’s Station officials said early Wednesday morning there was no evidence of gunfire, but one suspect was detained and another was being sought for the alleged assault.
“Shots were fired. Someone reported hearing that in Jakes Way area but deputies found no evidence of crime and were unable to confirm,” Shirley Miller, spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station, said Wednesday.
Sheriff’s officials received a call around 11 p.m. Tuesday describing an assault on a tow truck operator at the intersection of Sierra Highway and Jakes Way.
Deputies responded and detained one individual, according to officials. However, later Wednesday there was no confirmation of a suspect in custody.
Lt. Eric Lasko said while deputies were on scene they received a report of shots fired in that area.
“Deputies contained the area and checked for possible suspects or shell casings,” Lasko said, “however, (they) did not find any.”
L.A. County firefighters were also alerted to the attack, but soon were released from the call before arriving on the scene.
Supervisor Melinda Choi of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said firefighters’ response was canceled by sheriff’s officials at the scene of the reported attack.
Deputies initially reported an injury did occur from the initial fight; however, station officials would not release the nature of the injury, saying it was part of an ongoing investigation. Station officials would not specify who was injured in the confrontation.
Sheriff’s deputies ended their active search of the scene around 12:45 a.m., with no evidence of gunfire found.