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Officers Fatally Shoot Suspected Car Burglar Near Santa Ana Police Department

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — An investigation continues Monday after officers shot and killed a man believed to be breaking into cars near the Santa Ana Police Department and jail.

The officer-involved shooting took place at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday on the second floor of a parking structure across the street from the Santa Ana Police Department and the Santa Ana Jail.

"We got a call of a guy in the parking structure breaking into cars," Santa Ana police spokesman Corporal Anthony Bertagna said.

The man was armed with an 18-inch metal rod and wire as he checked car doors. When officers confronted him, they first shot a Taser at him, then opened fire. It's not clear what prompted the deadly force.

He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name was withheld pending family notification.

Homicide detectives and the Orange County District Attorney's office are investigating the shooting.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)


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