SANTEE SECURITY GUARD ADMITS SHOOTING REPORT WAS FALSE, SHERIFF SAYS

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April 13, 2013 (Santee) – A Santee security guard who told Sheriff’s deputies that he was shot at in his vehicle and fired back has been arrested for filing a false report, negligent discharge of a firearm and planting evidence.

Lance Wright, 22, an employee of Bravo 3 Security, called 911 shortly before 4 a.m. on April 5 to report that while driving on Woodside Avenue near Highway 67 in Santee, he saw flashing lights.  Wright claimed that as he pulled over, a red Suburban drove by and shots were fired at him, so he fired back.

The Sheriff has issued a statement indicating that  Wright came to the Santee Sheriff's Station at the request of detectives, on Wednesday, April 10th and told deputies he made up the story. His gun was seized as evidence. This case will be submitted to the District Attorney's Office for review.