Anaheim police have identified the man fatally shot during a confrontation with officers Saturday morning, authorities said.
Paul Anthony Anderson, a 31-year-old Los Angeles resident, was shot and killed by officers near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Glassell Street in Orange, police said.
Anderson and 24-year-old Mayra Frausto were in a Toyota Prius being driven by someone else when they were stopped by the Anaheim officers in the city of Orange.
According to police, Anderson got out of the car holding a gun when he was shot and killed. Frausto was taken into custody on a $30,000 traffic warrant. No officers were injured.
The incident began when Anaheim police received information early Saturday that Frausto was sought on an arrest warrant by the California Highway Patrol at her home in Anaheim, police said. Officers then observed the couple get into the Prius.
The shooting is being investigated by the Orange County district attorney’s office and the Orange Police Department. Anaheim police, who are also conducting an internal review, say that both officers involved in the incident were wearing body cameras.
Anderson had previously been arrested on charges of fleeing police in a separate incident on Friday, according to the Anaheim Police Department. He was out on $25,000 bail.
In that incident, an Anaheim police officer started pursuing Anderson after seeing him climb over a wall on the 2800 block of E. Lincoln Avenue, run to a truck, drive off and fail to yield to traffic, police say. But officers said they lost sight of him on the 57 Freeway near Yorba Linda Boulevard.
Shortly afterward, a Placentia police officer spotted him and continued the pursuit until Anderson crashed into a construction site near Chapman and Orangethorpe avenues, according to a police statement. Anderson was arrested Friday on a felony evasion charge and was released from Orange County jail after posting bail.
Police also added the charge of possession of marijuana for sale to his booking charges after finding more than 15 pounds of marijuana at the Lincoln Avenue location that he had been seeing running from, according to a department statement.
Police had been alerted to the marijuana after the California Highway Patrol unsuccessfully tried to serve a warrant on Frausto at the home and “a large quantity of marijuana was observed in plain view," according to the department. Police said Anderson was also linked to the home.