Anaheim police shoot, kill armed man

Anaheim police shot and killed an armed man during a confrontation Saturday morning, authorities said.

The shooting occurred about 8:30 a.m. when officers confronted the man as he got out of a car they had been pursuing, said Lt. Eric Trapp. The man then produced a gun, police said.

The incident began when police got a tip on the whereabouts of a woman they were seeking on an arrest warrant, Trapp said. Arriving at the location, they saw the woman and the man get into a Toyota Prius, he said.

Officers followed the car into the city of Orange, where it stopped near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Glassell Street, he said. The man then emerged from the vehicle with a gun.


It was unclear whether the man fired his weapon, Trapp said. It was also unknown if more than one officer fired his gun and how many times.

Trapp said the officers were wearing body cameras at the time.  

The identities of the two people that officers were following have not yet been released.

The intersection was closed throughout the morning for the investigation.


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