2 Teens Arrested in Assault on Officer


Police have arrested two teens who they say shot at an off-duty Huntington Beach officer last month as he followed a car they had stolen, authorities said.

Daniel Suh, a 19-year-old transient, was picked up about 1 p.m. Friday after he left his room at the Princess Motel, 18382 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach Police Lt. Larry Miller said.

He was armed with a loaded handgun at the time, police said.

Suh was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a loaded firearm, Miller said.


On Jan. 11, a 17-year-old transient was arrested in a stolen car on suspicion of possessing and brandishing a loaded firearm, Miller said.

Police said the pair were riding in a stolen car early on Dec. 31 when an off-duty officer on his way to work in his own car spotted them near Delaware Street and Adams Avenue and began following them down several streets and alleys.

The officer recognized the car as one that was taken the afternoon before from a gas station at Beach Boulevard and Adams.

The youths in the car fired at the officer, who broke off his pursuit and telephoned for backup, police said.

The officer was not hit, and the thieves escaped, police said.

The stolen 1987 Chevrolet Camaro was found abandoned shortly thereafter near Hamilton Avenue and Brookhurst Street, about three miles away, police said.