Suspect shot in officer-involved shooting in Visalia

December 28, 2012 12:31:35 AM PST
An officer-involved shooting sends one man to the hospital. The shooting happened after 1:00 a.m. in Visalia off Judy and Linwood.

Visalia police are identifying the suspect as 36-year-old Stephen Carlson.

Authorities say what started as an argument between neighbors quickly escalated and in the end one person was shot.

Visalia police say it all started over a disagreement between neighbors. Carlson accused a neighbor of stealing money while he and the other occupants were gone.

Police were called to the scene and left. A short time later, authorities say Carlson took matters into his own hands, grabbed a gun and fired at his neighbor's home.

When Visalia police arrived they say they found Carlson shooting.

A friend of Carlson's told Action News he was shot in the back. Police say Carlson is in the hospital in stable condition.

Meanwhile the officer-involved in the shooting has been put on administrative leave while authorities investigate the shooting.