Josh Waring, Son Of ‘Real Housewives Of Orange County’ Star Lauri Peterson, Arrested For Attempted Murder
Josh Waring, son of Lauri Peterson (pictured) former Real Housewives of Orange County star, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder among a multitude of other charges after his latest run in with the law, early Monday morning.
Waring was allegedly seen by witnesses fleeing in a stolen BMW SUV after shooting a man, identified as Daniel Lopez.
The Costa Mesa Police Department reports the cops being called to a home in Orange County around 2 a.m. The police found a male, 35, with a gunshot wound in his lower torso.
An Orange Country Sheriff’s Department helicopter found the stolen vehicle with Waring inside. When police approached, Waring attempted to make a getaway and caused a traffic accident.
Abandoning the car, Waring ran from the police on foot. He was arrested after reportedly attempting to hide in a construction supply warehouse in Santa Ana, California.
No gun was found in connection to the crime, however, police allegedly found evidence related to the shooting in the SUV.
Waring was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, vehicle theft, felony evading, hit and run, assault and battery.
The victim, though in serious condition, is expected to survive.
The cause of the conflict is still being investigated. Costa Mesa police Lt. Paul Beckman told the Los Angeles Times, “Apparently there had been a previous confrontation between [Waring] and the occupants of that residence earlier, and he had returned.”
The Times also reported that Waring pleaded not guilty in May to felony drug and forgery charges that included possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.
In 2008, he pleaded guilty to three felony counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and six misdemeanors related to drug use or possession.
Court records show he also has pleaded guilty to misdemeanors including hit-and-run in 2008, battery in 2009, possession of drug paraphernalia in 2009 and resisting a peace officer and drug possession in 2015.
Waring’s mother Lauri Peterson starred on Real Housewives of Orange County, the first of the franchise, from its premiere in 2006 until 2008. Peterson’s exit was prompted by Waring’s arrest for possession of heroin.
Peterson adopted Waring’s three-year-old daughter after acknowledging the he and his wife were “struggling.” She is raising the child with her husband George Peterson.
PHOTO: HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 16: TV personality Lauri Peterson attends the premiere party for Bravo’s ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ 10 year celebration at Boulevard3 on June 16, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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