Sheriff identifies man shot while trying to break into Los Osos home

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has identified the intruder who was shot while allegedly attempting to break into the Los Osos home of a California Men’s Colony correctional officer last week as Ian Arthur James, 31.

At about 2:45 a.m. on Feb. 15, the correctional officer noticed a man attempting to break into his home in the 1300 block of 6th Street. The CMC guard retrieved his gun and shot James

Deputies arrived at the scene and found James with a gunshot wound. James was transported to a local hospitalwhere he remained until recently.

Authorities did not take James into custody upon his release from the hospital because of his medical needs. Sheriff’s detectives are now working with the SLO County District Attorney’s Office to file attempted burglary charges against James, according to a press release.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.