O.C. deputies investigating robberies shoot at suspects in Burbank

BURBANK — Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department shot at robbery suspects in Burbank on Monday night, but no suspects were hit.

Deputies were looking for suspects “from recent strong-arm robberies,” and about 8:30 p.m. shot at suspects in a vehicle in the 3500 block of West Olive Avenue, near the Ventura (134) Freeway, according to Carrie Braun of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

A preliminary investigation showed the suspects may have tried to strike deputies with their vehicle, prompting the shooting, Braun said.

The suspects drove away after the shooting, then crashed the car, Braun said.

Two suspects were taken to a hospital.

No deputies were injured, Braun said.

 

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Relatives identify 17-year-old girl fatally shot by Fullerton officer in Anaheim

ANAHEIM — Relatives identified a 17-year-old girl on Monday, July 8, who was killed in an officer involved shooting on a crowded freeway in Anaheim on Friday.

Police have declined to release the teen’s name because she was a minor But, family members said Hannah Linn Williams of Anaheim was the suspect fatally shot by a Fullerton K-9 officer on Friday.

New on @NBCLA — photos of Hannah Williams, 17, shot by Fullerton K-9 Unit officer on 91 freeway Friday. Witness Renay Arnold: “She looks angry and was walking towards the officer, she raised both arms with a 9mm gun. He shot her three times.” Under investigation by @AnaheimPD pic.twitter.com/ejMUb9Pib8

— Gene Kang (@GeneNBCLA) July 9, 2019

In a statement from the family released by Rev. Jarrett Maupin of Arizona, Williams’ relatives said:

“We ask for prayers from the community as we work with Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jarrett Maupin, and the National Action Network to find answers to what appears to be another unjustified shooting of a young person of color. In the coming days, we will release the results of a secondary autopsy and the facts as they become known to us.”

The Fullerton officer involved notified dispatchers of the shooting just after 7 p.m. Friday, according to Anaheim Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt. It happened on the eastbound Riverside (91) Freeway east of Kraemer Boulevard.

The teen was rushed to an area hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office will investigate the shooting. Fullerton police will conduct a separate administrative investigation.

Police said they recovered what appeared to be a handgun at the scene of the shooting, but authorities have not revealed whether it is an actual firearm, or a replica.

Witness Renay Arnold told NBC4 she saw Williams standing on the freeway outside of her vehicle and approaching the officer despite multiple commands by the officer to stop: “She looked angry and she was walking towards him, the officer. … She raised both arms with a 9mm gun and he had to shoot her. He shot her. Three times. Bang bang bang.”

The Anaheim Police Department tweeted Saturday afternoon: “We cannot release details that might interfere with obtaining unbiased statements from witnesses. The freeway was packed. You can help by asking anyone who witnessed the incident to call occrimestoppers 855-TIP-OCCS.”

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LAPD gang officer reported to be stable after undergoing surgery, he and a suspect were shot and injured in South L.A.

A Los Angeles police gang officer was wounded Saturday night in an officer-involved shooting in which a suspect also was wounded and another suspect was at large, authorities said.

#LAPD officer wounded in shooting in South LA underwent surgery at County USC Medical Center. Authorities say he’s in stable condition pic.twitter.com/llbKTkkO0z

— Amy Powell (@abc7amy) April 21, 2019

 

Officer shot has gone through surgery and is stable. @FOXLA @LAPDWestLA pic.twitter.com/6BSPUH3NeR

— Hailey Winslow (@HaileyBWinslow) April 21, 2019

The gang officer patrolling in South Los Angeles made a traffic stop just after 9 p.m. in the area of 52nd Street and Long Beach Avenue, pulling over a vehicle with two occupants, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Mehgan Aguilar said.

A foot chase ensued that led to an officer-involved shooting in which one suspect and one officer were wounded, Aguilar said.

The officer was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery, Aguilar said. He was described as stable after surgery.

There was no immediate word on the condition of the suspect.

In response, the LAPD issued a citywide tactical alert, keeping all officers on shift.

“You should expect to see a large police presence in the area of 52nd Street and Long Beach Avenue for several hours,” the LAPD tweeted.

The search was focused on a suspect believed to be armed, Aguilar said.

The search was in a large area bounded by Vernon and Slauson avenues and Compton Avenue and Alameda Street, she said.

Due to the ongoing incident, the LAPD has issued a citywide tactical alert. You should expect to see a large police presence in the area of 52nd Street and Long Beach Avenue for several hours.

— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 21, 2019

At approx 9:10pm Newton Area Gang Officers conducted a vehicle stop in the area of 51st & Long Beach. 2 occupants in the vehicle got out at which point there was foot pursuit. During the foot pursuit there was an Officer-Involved Shooting & 1 of the suspects was struck by gunfire

— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 21, 2019

Unfortunately, one of our officers was also struck by gunfire and has been transported to a local hospital. We will provide more details as they become available.

— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 21, 2019

 

 

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Man shot by O.C. deputies pleads guilty to assault and other counts, gets 9 months in jail

NEWPORT BEACH — A 23-year-old Lake Forest man who was shot by Orange County sheriff’s deputies after accosting a woman in Lake Forest pleaded guilty Wednesday to assault and other charges and was sentenced to nine months in jail.


Randall Allen booking photo. (Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff’s Department)

Randall Wayne Allen, who was also placed on three years of formal probation, pleaded guilty to assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, resisting arrest and making criminal threats, all felonies, as well as a misdemeanor count of brandishing a weapon.

As part of the plea deal, felony counts of robbery, possession of flammable material, arson and resisting arrest were dismissed, according to court records.

Allen’s brush with the law started about 4:15 p.m. Jan. 19 when sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a suspect with a weapon at a Walmart store in the unincorporated area of Foothill Ranch at 26502 Towne Centre Drive.

The man — later identified as Allen — was brandishing a “machete-like” knife and was also carrying an airsoft gun, said Senior Deputy District Attorney Paul Chrisopoulos.

There were multiple sightings of the suspect in various locations prior to his conflict with deputies in a Lake Forest neighborhood, where he was wounded by deputies at Kathy Avenue and Hoi Circle after entering a residence and assaulting a woman inside the home. He got into the home through an open garage door and hit the woman in the head with the handle of the low-powered air gun, Chrisopoulos said.

When deputies confronted him, he pointed the weapon at them, the prosecutor said. Allen, who had no prior criminal history, spent about a month in a hospital recovering from his wounds, the prosecutor said.

Allen was released after posting bail in March, so he has some more time to do in jail, Chrisopoulos said.

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Westminster man charged with murder in Fountain Valley crash

SANTA ANA — A man pleaded not guilty Monday on a murder charge stemming from a crash last fall in Fountain Valley that killed a 25-year-old woman.

Jonathan Truong St. Thomas, 24, of Westminster was charged with a single count of murder on July 2 and was arrested Thursday. St. Thomas was ordered to return to court for a pretrial hearing Wednesday.

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St. Thomas is accused of killing Melanie Barlow of Fountain Valley in a crash on Magnolia Street and Mint Avenue about 11:35 p.m. on Oct. 13, according to court records.

The prosecutor who filed the charges, Deputy District Attorney Dan Feldman, was not immediately available for comment, and Fountain Valley police referred calls to the district attorney’s media relations office.

As police were investigating the crash, another man drove a pickup truck through the barricades, police said. Matthew Earl Snoyman, 34, of Westminster, then allegedly did a U-turn and drove at the officers at the crash scene, triggering an officer-involved shooting.

Snoyman is awaiting trial on charges of drunken driving and assault on a peace officer.

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Santa Ana police pursuit ends with crash, suspect killed in officer-involved shooting in Westminster

WESTMINSTER — A man fleeing Santa Ana police Sunday night crashed a vehicle in Westminster and was shot and killed when he produced a gun, authorities said.

The pursuit began about 10 p.m. in Santa Ana, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. He did not know the exact location where it started and the reason police tried to stop the vehicle.

The suspect threw a gun out of the vehicle at First and Newhope streets, Bertagna said. He continued into Westminster, where he crashed at Bolsa Avenue and Valencia Place.

“He continues to flee with a second gun and an officer-involved shooting occurs,” Bertagna said.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

 

A short #Pursuit from Santa Ana to Westminster ends in a violent crash and the suspect being shot dead by Santa Ana PD. Gun found at the scene. Two victims in the silver Toyota transported in unknown condition. Bolsa @ Magnolia @CBSLA @KNX1070 @LACoScan pic.twitter.com/6sfQnwUJpJ

— Desmond Shaw (@RoadSageLA) July 9, 2018

The shooting location is near the busy intersection of Bolsa Avenue and Magnolia Street. Broadcast reports said the fleeing suspect crashed into a Toyota and the occupants were injured, but the extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately known.

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Pursuit Westminster Suspect dead onscn. Magnolia shut down. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/ZmcpRHXgUg

— Kevin Takumi (@KevinTakumi) July 9, 2018

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Tustin police shoot man after standoff; his condition unknown

TUSTIN — A man in his car was shot by police Tuesday night, after a nearly two-hour standoff during which he displayed a handgun and ultimately fired on officers, police said.

The man’s condition is unknown. After the shooting, officers gave the man medical aid before an ambulance took him to a local hospital, said Lt. Bob Wright of the Tustin Police Department.

No officers were injured.

Police responded to a call of a suicidal man around 7 p.m. in the 16200 block of Main Street and, when they arrived, found the man sitting in his car in an alleyway behind an apartment complex, Wright said. The complex appeared to be the Tustin Parc apartments, which are just south of the Santa Ana Zoo and Prentice Park.

When officers tried to contact him, the man displayed a handgun and a standoff ensued at 8:56 p.m., with multiple officers arriving as backup.

“Nearly our entire department responded,” Wright said.

Officers tried talking to the man, whose name and age is unknown, and issued verbal commands for “a couple of hours” asking him to surrender,  Wright said.

The man then fired off several rounds at the officers, Wright added, and the officers returned fire. It is unknown how many times the man was shot.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has been notified about the shooting, Wright said. Per policy, the D.A.’s Office will investigate whether the officers were justified in shooting the man.

At this point, none of the officers involved have been put on administrative leave or desk duty, as is common practice after police shootings, Wright said.

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