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Anaheim shooting suspect arrested after jumping from second-story window

Map shows Anaheim location of a SWAT standoff
A SWAT standoff in Anaheim when the suspect jumped out a second-story window, authorities said.
(Los Angeles Times)

A four-hour standoff with an Anaheim shooting suspect ended with a SWAT team, a police dog and a leap from a two-story window.

The incident began when officers responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment building in the 1800 block of West Gramercy Avenue around 1 a.m. Friday, Anaheim Police Sgt. Shane Carringer said.

When officers arrived, they found a man outside who had been shot in the face. He was immediately taken to a hospital, where authorities said he was undergoing surgery and in critical condition.

The shooting suspect, identified only as a 25-year-old man, barricaded himself inside a second-story apartment. Over the next several hours, officers and SWAT team members negotiated unsuccessfully for the man to surrender, Carringer said.

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After negotiations continued to stall, police “introduced chemical agents into the apartment to encourage the suspect to surrender,” Carringer said, referring to either tear gas or a pepper spray ball.

“It creates an inhospitable environment,” he said.

The suspect jumped from a rear window and was immediately tackled by a K-9 officer around 5 a.m., authorities said.

The man suffered “injuries consistent with a fall” and a dog bite, Carringer said, and was taken to a hospital before being booked.


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