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Santa Ana Police Department
Monday August 3rd, 2015 :: 03:31 p.m. PDT


Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Update From 8-3-2015


Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Update From 8-3-2015

Suspect/Arrested: Armando Antunez (24) Santa Ana

On August 3, 2015, at approximately 6pm, Gang Enforcement Officers were conducting a patrol check in the area of 800 South Townsend. Recently, this area has been plagued with increased violent gang crime and is part of a current gang injunction. Officers saw several gang members loitering in the alley and attempted to contact them. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun and a short foot pursuit ensued resulting in an officer involved shooting. A loaded semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene. The suspect was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for two gunshot wounds to the torso and hand.

The suspect, Armando Antunez, was arrested for various weapons violations, gang enhancements and a probation violation.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Santa Ana Police Department, Crimes Against Persons Detectives responded to the scene to conduct a joint investigation.

Santa Ana Police Department
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-834-4211

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