UPDATED: A Lake Elsinore man who was shot by an Orange County sheriff's deputy was scheduled to be arraigned today on charges that he left an injury crash scene, but his medical condition has delayed the appearance.
Thursday’s arraignment for Bryan Song Yang, 37, has been pushed to Aug. 23 and stems from an alleged incident in Yorba Linda. Yang was shot by the deputy Saturday, Aug. 10 around 2 p.m. near a Denny’s restaurant on Oakcrest Circle after he allegedly tried to flee a crash scene, OC Weekly reported.
Yang allegedly fled on the eastbound 91 Freeway, but was eventually apprehended at the Coal Canyon exit, according to the OC Weekly report.
Yang was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, the report continued.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against Yang that include one felony count each of evading while driving recklessly, resisting and deterring an executive officer, hit and run with injury, and one misdemeanor count of hit and run with property damage.
Yang is accused of injuring a male driver during the Yorba Linda crash. No further details were released on the victim.
According to the DA's office, the deputy shot Yang during an attempted traffic stop.
If convicted, Yang faces a maximum sentence of five years and four months in state prison, according to the DA's office.
The DA’s office is asking that Yang be held on $100,000 bail.
The shooting incident is being investigated by the DA’s office.
No further details were available and a booking photo of Yang has not been released.