Huntington police fire shots while chasing burglary suspects; 4 arrested

Huntington Beach police fired shots during a pursuit of four burglary suspects early Tuesday before two 18-year-old men and two juveniles were arrested on suspicion of trying to break into a business that once housed a marijuana dispensary.

Police received a call at 12:17 a.m. about a burglary in progress in the 17500 block of Griffin Lane. When officers arrived, four people fled the business, according to Huntington Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Marlatt.

Marlatt said officers interrupted the suspects before they were able to enter, and nothing was taken. It's unclear whether any products were in the business.

Officers chased the four, and at some point an officer fired shots, Marlatt said. No one was hit, she said.

Marlatt didn't say why the officer fired.

A police dog took down one of the suspects, enabling officers to make an arrest, Marlatt said. The man was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

The three other suspects also were taken into custody.

Francisco Sosa of Corona, Justin Lopez of Orange and two juveniles whom police did not identify because they are minors were arrested on suspicion of burglary, resisting arrest and conspiracy, Marlatt said.

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