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Joshua Waring, son of former ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ personality Lauri Peterson, was arrested on June 20 for attempted murder after shooting and injuring a man in Costa Mesa, authorities said. Waring, 27, of San Juan Capistrano, fled the scene and led police on a chase in Santa Ana before surrendering after a brief standoff.

A gunshot victim was reported to Costa Mesa police at 2:24 a.m. Tuesday at a residence in the 2900 block of Babb Street. Officers responded and found 35-year-old Daniel Lopez, of Costa Mesa, with a gunshot wound to his lower torso. Lopez was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, but is expected to survive.

Costa Mesa police said witnesses at the scene identified Waring as the suspect in the shooting. Waring fled the scene in a white 2011 BMW X3 sport utility vehicle, which was later reported as stolen.

At around 10:30 a.m., an Orange County Sheriff’s Department helicopter located the vehicle in the area of Standard Avenue and McFadden Avenue in Santa Ana.

“Santa Ana police officers approached Waring and he attempted to evade officers by fleeing in the white BMW,” Costa Mesa Lt. Paul Beckman said in a press release. “During the pursuit, Waring was involved in a traffic accident and later fled his vehicle on foot near 4 Street and Terminal Street. Waring attempted to hide inside a business in the area. After a brief standoff, he surrendered without further incident to the Santa Ana Police.”

Waring was arrested for attempted murder, vehicle theft, felony evading, hit and run and assault battery.

Evidence related to the attempted murder was discovered inside the BMW, but authorities are still looking for the gun used in the shooting. Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact Detective George Maridakis at 714.754.5051.

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