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Anaheim police fatally shoot man sought on arrest warrant

An Anaheim man who was shot by police died from his injuries Sunday.

Jesse David Nava, 25, died at about 9:30 a.m. at UCI Medical Center after undergoing emergency surgery, the Anaheim Police Department said in a news release.

Jesse David Nava, 25.
(Anaheim Police Department)

Anaheim Police officers had engaged Nava in the 2500 block of East Ward Terrace shortly after 9:30 p.m. Saturday in an attempt to arrest him on a warrant for felony sexual assault, the Police Department said. He allegedly armed himself with a kitchen knife, prompting one or more officers to open fire, investigators said.

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The officers involved in the shooting were wearing body cameras, and the footage was provided to the Orange County district attorney’s office, which is conducting a criminal investigation, police said. The Police Department’s major review team is handling an internal investigation into the shooting with oversight from the Office of Independent Review.


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