If you’ve been a loyal follower of the original Housewives franchise, then you’re likely disappointed, but not entirely shocked by this news.
Josh Waring, the troubled son of Lauri Peterson (as you know if you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online), is in major trouble.
According to Buzzfeed, Josh has been charged with attempted murder after shooting a man, then fleeing the scene in a stolen vehicle.
Cops were called to a home in his native Orange County around 2 a.m. local time, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department.
There, they found a male, 35, with a gunshot wound in his lower torso.
Witnesses at the home identified Josh Waring as the shooter, who had then driven off in a stolen BMW SUV.
A helicopter from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department found the vehicle, and when police approached, Waring tried to get away in the car, causing a traffic accident.
Waring then abandoned the car and continued to run from the police on foot, and was finally arrested after reportedly attempting to hide in a business.
Though no gun has been recovered, police did find 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.
Lauri Peterson decided to leave the show in 2008 after Waring was arrested for possession of heroin, his latest brush with the law.
She told the Orange County Register at the time:
“For me, I needed to really pull back, concentrate on my emotional well being and deal with the aftermath of the arrest.”
Peterson decided to adopt Waring’s three-year-old daughter in 2015 when she and her husband, George realized that Waring and his wife were unable to care for the child.
Lauri told the Daily Dish last year.
“As most of the viewers know, I have a son and he’s had just a lot of challenges. And he and his wife had a baby almost three years ago.”
“He’s really struggling and, well, they’re both really struggling.”
“And so [my husband] George and I elected to help out and we actually adopted Kennedy, and so we’re raising her.”
On his Twitter account, which has not been updated in three years, Josh Waring describes himself as such:
“DJ BaSS Killa, Worldwide nucklehead from Real Housewives, married to the love of my life and expecting a little one on the way :)”