Deputy Sara Vaught went to Lance C. Runion’s residence on a welfare check at 6:51 p.m. Monday in the 7800 block of Hunt Club Drive. After several minutes of repeated attempts to check on the resident, the front door opened and the suspect allegedly shot at the deputy standing on the front porch. Vaught returned fire and struck Runion several times.
Vaught was not injured and is on administrative leave during the investigation, Chief Deputy Barry Riley said. Runion remains in critical but stable condition. Due to his medical condition, investigators do not know when he will be able to make a court appearance.