At approximately 10:30 this morning, an Orange County Deputy, who has been identified as Fred Ashworth, was shot in the chest by a juvenile suspect outside the Minnie Rogers Juvenile Detention Center just outside Beaumont.

The juvenile is in custody and the deputy was taken by ambulance to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth

Investigators say the juvenile somehow got the deputy’s weapon outside unloading zone at the center and shot him.

The juvenile’s name has not been released yet.