[UPDATED with I.D.:] Anaheim Police Shoot Wanted Parolee Dead

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Anaheim Police Dept.
UPDATE, AUG. 18, 11:29 A.M.: Whether a 23-year-old parolee shot dead by Anaheim Police Tuesday afternoon was armed and, if so, returned fire remain unknown.

But at least we now know who he was.

The department identified him as David Raya, who pleaded guilty in 2006 to felony assault with a firearm. He was then sentenced to four years in state prison.

Police say patrol and undercover officers went looking for Raya, who was considered armed and dangerous, in the 100 block of W. Guinida Lane. What led cops to that location remains a mystery.

A resident of that neighborhood tells the Orange County Register she heard four shots, a pause and then three more shots Tuesday. She went outside to discover multiple officers on top of a man.

Raya died at a local hospital treating him for at least one gunshot wound.

ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 17, 8:51 A.M.: A 23-year-old parolee who was considered armed and dangerous died at a local hospital after he was shot by an Anaheim Police officer or officers just after 1:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of W. Guinida Lane, the department announced.

The man's name, why he was on parole, why he was considered armed and dangerous, why officers went to that location in search of him and whether the suspect returned fire all remain mysteries at this point.

Here's the scoop from APD's Sgt. Bob Dunn:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 16, 2011
Subject: OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

On Tuesday afternoon, August 16, 2011, Anaheim Police Officers were in the 100 block of W. Guinida Lane attempting to locate a parolee - at - large who was considered armed and dangerous.

At approximately 1:40 PM, as officers contacted the wanted parolee, an officer involved shooting occurred. Full details of the incident are still under investigation. Paramedics responded and transported the male to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The identity of the 23 year-old suspect is not being released at this time. In accordance with protocol, this officer involved shooting is being investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's office and the Anaheim Police Department.


Stay tuned for updates.

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JamesRobertReade
JamesRobertReade

Daniel Rowlett Vice President of Mr. Packaging in Anaheim was truck jacked and stabbed twelve times to death for his wallet by an Anna Drive gangbanger on July 4th. Three gangbangers shot at police who were patrolling Midway Drive on June 1. Police did not fire back. Police arrested all three. A gangbanger stole a vehicle and shot at police on Guinida Lane near Midway Drive on July 22. These three incidents illustrate the complete disregard gangbangers have for human life. Gangbanging in Anaheim is coming to an end! James Robert Reade.

Risinwind70
Risinwind70

Investigated my ASS!!!It should state, "The shooting is being under cover-up by the DA and his cronies!!!Bunch of 'SWINEHOLES'.

TREES4LIFE
TREES4LIFE

 I THINK POLICE OFFICERS ABUSE THEIR POWER JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE A GUN AND A BADGE AND A UNIFORM DOSENT MAKE IT RIGHT TO OVER POWER HUMANS I HOPE ALL THE COPS WHO HAVE FUCKED UP GO TO JAIL FOR LIFE AND NOT TO MENTION SOME COPS ARE RACIST AND THINK THEY WILL NEVER GET CAUGHT EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY !!!!!!!!!!

Edergst
Edergst

thats dumb!!they shot him 7 timees n then beat him to the floor why do cops always make it seem different!!?

Stopcop71
Stopcop71

 PEACEFULprotest / rally  STOP the VIOLENCE and CORRUPTION in anaheim pd...in memory of DAVID RAYASept, 18th 9am-3pm@40acd56ad5077d7d46ef916d36618dd4:disqus  425 s. harbor blvd, anaheim, ca 92805join us .....

Da
Da

Its a sad situation. they have been praying in that area and his step dad went back to the location to join in the praying and out if nowhere a car oulled up and did a drive by...so now his iwn step dad has been killed...same place as this young man died. Both have been senseless deaths. It saddens me to know in what kind of a world we live on. maranatha.

Anonymouse123
Anonymouse123

Also they shot him on the nose and it came out the bak of his head ok it was one officer the officer can only shoot 2 times as a defensive mode not 7 time the popo is an asshole

Anonymouse123
Anonymouse123

He didn't die 5 days later he died that day ok police are so mean

Stopcop71
Stopcop71

lets put these animal cops in the chair they should all ride the lighting ....it gets a little old how they hide behind their badge and scream stop resisting while they all jump on a person they have targeted.@40acd56ad5077d7d46ef916d36618dd4:disqus it is obvious whos ass you kiss and i hope for the love of all mankind that if you happen to find some sea hag to procreate with you go thru  the same thing that David`s parent`s are going thru ...I wasn`t born with enough middle fingers for people like you

Thebest
Thebest

the cops are full of shit they think they cancover this shit up but we got people that saw the them do there kurption out  there trying to cover the whole block up just totry and cover the dirty work but we knw how this system workss but hay dieng must be heaven cuz living is hell shuck one at yaaa!!!

Spicy Mike
Spicy Mike

Does anybody know where I can get a 9 oz. bag of Cheetos for less than 99only and Dollar Tree charge?

Stopcop71
Stopcop71

any information about this shooting please contact..... stopcop72@yahoo.com your confidentiality will be respected.. we are seeking the truth for David Raya

Stopcop71
Stopcop71

seeking the TRUTH in this unfortunate murder... witnesses please  email= stopcop71@yahoo.com or stopexcessiveforceoc@yahoo.com 

Acmetowman
Acmetowman

what are the names of "anaheims finest" i wonder what else they have done in their careers...does any one know their names??

Drdremartinez
Drdremartinez

U tell others not to judge the article defending the police. Well here is some news for you. I am in law enforcement. And I know the victim personally. He was with his gf. Not armed. He didn't pose any threat to anyone at the time. Undercover cops driving came up to the aprtment and shot him.cold blooded. He was still.alive. ambulance took him to the hospital with no.emergenrlights. the victim was on parole for being involved in gangs as a teenager. He was staying out of troube. His parole officer wanted to bust him for some.bogus violation. He didn't show up...he wanted to enjoy more days with his girlfriend and loved ones. Anaheim police department used unlawful use of force shooting him with an m4. Which shoots 5.56 mm ammunition. For anyone that doesn't know or wasn't there...hold ur judgment because he was loved by many people and known for his compassion. RIP DAVID RAYA

Bmiller
Bmiller

Apd you killed my good friend for no reason. You guys are killers with a badge. Shouldn't have happens!

Brenda
Brenda

typical cop behavior. 20 cops on one guy..they have a "pack" mentallity like wolves do...Wolves hunt in packs... Once they have their target everyone gets to jump in and get a bit of em.It's SICK and there should be a ZERO tolerance for it!...

Bentedge
Bentedge

hmmmmmm... unfortunately Anaheim is notorious for this kind of incident... i wouldn't be surprised that this was a case of mistaken identity. This needs to be dug into deeper ANAHEIM PD is  corrupt and they get away with too much crap... lets shine the light on this department as well as Fullerton!!!

PatrickR
PatrickR

Shouldn't you two dildos from below ( Fukkit23 & Brookeg81) both be running around as part of the lynch mob in Fullerton?  At least there you have a case of reasonable doubt.  Don't know anything about the Anaheim case, just as you two don't either, but initial observations are that the suspect was armed and may have fired at the Officers first. Just how would you mental giants have handled such a situation if by a quirk of fate you had been the officer?  As far as the witness after the incident account account of seeing the Officers on top of the suspect, chances are they were administering aid to the ass hole trying to save his sorry life. Now we can expect a parade of family and friends telling us what a fine person this ex-convict was and how he had a tough life growing up and was just a victim of our bad society.  Just another day in the deterioration of America. Good news is that this guy will never victimize another person.   

Stopcop71
Stopcop71

can you(thebest) email; me privately. and tell me what you know? stopcop71@yahoo.com

Bentedge
Bentedge

if you know the story please e-mail the details. are you a witness??

Stopcop71
Stopcop71

I am sorry i meant stopcop71@yahoo-UW7UYFZTRXZ4L7OOVXM3G5QLVI:disqus 

Sonnyray63
Sonnyray63

11:29 am and nobody saw anything? in broad daylight....... I smell cover up... what's this world coming to?...................................... R.I.P

Drokasteez
Drokasteez

Ben miller...did you go to thomas edison...

Bmiller
Bmiller

Wish I could help, unfortunately I got a call from a friend right after it happened, wish I was there so I could testify against apd and put those cops behind bars where they belong. Murders are murderes; badge or no badge.

Bentedge
Bentedge

Bmiller... my condolences for your loss.. i would really love to hear the story behind this incident...Have a federal case pending regarding anaheim pd , i want to get the story and shed light on the corruption going on in this department.. please e-mail me asap bentedge@yahoo.com

Risinwind70
Risinwind70

Patrick R, you sound like another one of those many 'cop-suckers' out there that think they could do NO wrong, just because of that badge.Sad news is that rogue cops all over this country will still attempt to brutalize the citizenry, acting as judge, jurors and executioners with their 'trigger-happy' sense of entitlement.Get your nose out of those baboon asses and you will probably think more clearly and admit that cops are people too.  Look at Fullerton PD; look at all of L.A. County Sheriff departments!  This ANaheim PD has a long history of citizen abuse as well.  I know there are good cops out there (more than bad) but even still, if a good cop is teamed up with a rogue cop or cops and the rogue cop steps out of line and starts beating up on a citizen, that good cop will side with his rogue cop even if he was once your freind.  That 'blue swine-line of silence' sucks all cops in.

DubV
DubV

When Civilian people shoot other civilians its called murder; when cops kill Civilians its called Justifiable Force. You're an asshole for wishing death on another person.  Anaheim PD has covered up corruption and violence before as do many police departments but that's nothing new. For every good cop there is a den of pigs that have been swallowed up by the system to control and manipulate people not serve and protect.  Justice for Raya, down with those murderous bastards.

Bentedge
Bentedge

he was unarmed patrick.... he had a right to DUE PROCESS..... ur ignorant

Ytp_5
Ytp_5

I just read your comment 'patrick' and I honestly don't know what baffles me most; your ignorance or wondering how it is that you're still alive. Since you have no idea what took place with this whole ordeal, what would compell you to say such heartless things about a man you have never met...? No one has to 'parade' about what a fine man he was, for those who knew David will remember his for the man he was whether it be good or bad. I truly feel sorry for you and you lame excuse for a life. Who takes the time out of their day to speak foul words of a deceased man?!? You obviously have nothing going for yourself. I truly hope that the people that are close to David do not come across this because they will find you. Next time think twice before you say malicious things about someone who has done nothing to you.

CRIS819
CRIS819

Patrick quit being such a douche....i do know the facts as well as the man who was shot down  UNARMED. He never victimized anyone the point is about these trigger happy cops and how its not OK. Hope that you never have to deal with this type of injustice but for those of us in the real world it's a fact that we dont have to or want to accept. The bottom line iTS NOT RIGHT! Do u trust everything that mainstream media reports on??  GET A CLUE!

Asswholes
Asswholes

This foo dnt know wtf fuck happenned he was a good person so dnt judge and hey apd are a bunch of bitches nothing but dogs that take advantage when no ones around cover up for each other fuck them and the fucking government this fucking state is nothing but corruption fuck all of them

Drdremartinez
Drdremartinez

U tell others not to judge the article defending the police. Well here is some news for you. I am in law enforcement. And I know the victim personally. He was with his gf. Not armed. He didn't pose any threat to anyone at the time. Undercover cops driving came up to the aprtment and shot him.cold blooded. He was still.alive. ambulance took him to the hospital with no.emergenrlights. the victim was on parole for being involved in gangs as a teenager. He was staying out of troube. His parole officer wanted to bust him for some.bogus violation. He didn't show up...he wanted to enjoy more days with his girlfriend and loved ones. Anaheim police department used unlawful use of force shooting him with an m4. Which shoots 5.56 mm ammunition. For anyone that doesn't know or wasn't there...hold ur judgment because he was loved by many people and known for his compassion and caring personality. RIP david raya

Hank Mardoukus
Hank Mardoukus

you sound like you've been victimized a lot you lil culo crusher

Brooke
Brooke

Demanding Justice is not a lynch mob... the lynch mob were the 6 officers who beat a man to death, laughed about it in the locker room, wathced the tape over and over while revising their report multiple times to try to clear their names.  Also this happens all over the place, I am fighting for our civil rights not just min buyt your too, sorry you are too dense to realize all of our rights are being taken away..

Brooke
Brooke

Go f yourself Patrick

Anonymous123
Anonymous123

I saw everything I live on the street he got shot a

Bentedge
Bentedge

somebody .. alot of somebodies saw alot.... need them to come forward ant let the truth be known

Bentedge
Bentedge

there are no doubt alot of witnesses!!

Drdremartinez
Drdremartinez

He was such a great guy. Loving son and brother. He was in gangs as a youth. Served a long long term from teenage yeas to adulthood. He was released on.parole. fell in love with his girl. Was looking for jobs and was staying out of troible. After a few months of being out of prison he found out that his parole officer wanted to send him back for a parole violation. We all know that you can be violated for anything being on parole he was not ready to go back he wanted to spend more time with his girlfriend before she was arrested to make sure that he can solidify his relationship so that she will be there for him in the long run. David made it known that the specific officers that were in charge to conduct undercover gang unit affairs wanted to murder him and not bust him. He was very paranoid and afraid for his life. And he was right. on the day that he was murdered he was at his girlfriends house when police arrived yelling out orders for apartment c come out. He was actually in apartment d not c. He crept out the back window that is when gang unit under cover officers were waiting for him and shot him. They fired a total of 5 rounds two in single mode and the other 3 were from the 3 round burst which happens when you hold on the trigger. He was still alive he was placed in the ambulance he did not pass until he got to the hospital. Uci medical. The ambulance left guinida lane without emergency lights after a brief conversation with the police. Anaheim police used unlawful use of force on an unarmed man. Not posing a threat for anyone.

Bentedge
Bentedge

I am very very sorry for your loss. can you please e-mail me privately as soon as possible/.. this forum is too public ... bentedge@yahoo.com

cook
cook

the man died in the hospital 5 days later after someone had the plug pulled.

if you had done any research yourself you would know that cause of death has not been reported yet.  

(I don't know any cops in Fullerton and I didn't know the homeless man either)

Brooke
Brooke

and btw My response was regarding the secrecy and non transparency not the facts of the case, i did not make a judgement as to who was guilty or in the wrong, maybe you should take a reading lesson you ahole. As far as the Kelly Thomas case do your research idiot.

Bentedge
Bentedge

can you email me privately asap? bentedge@yahoo.com

AnAheiM714
AnAheiM714

Who r u??u knoW to Much...DaviD waS a GooD frienD oF minE n HiS giRl iS Ma beSt friEnd....FucK APD

Bentedge
Bentedge

can you please email me privately! bentedge@yahoo.com.... i am interested in talking wqith the kid you say saw everything.. i am on ur side!!! email me privately asap

Asswholes
Asswholes

That is so true he commented to alot of ppl about that they did want him dead and he wasnt armed a lil kid i know saw everything and told me he didnt even shoot back at them they used that excuse so he can get away but the sad part is that they use confiscated weapons and make it seem as he did it to cover up but fuck them they will burn in hell for all their shit its funny how just cause they have a badge they think they r big dogs but yeah if they were to take off that badge and go one on one they bitch outt like lil pussies that they are and those same under cover cops that wanted him dead also want onther homie dead aint saying names and they are tryna get him too its sad how all this state is full of bs and corruption all they do is fuck everyone over

Anonymouse123
Anonymouse123

He wasn't armed he offened his porole and supposedly sold drugs with his wife

Mschafor69
Mschafor69

so why was no gun found ? If someone is running away I don't think its a threat to the cops life no shots should have been taken 

Gun
Gun

he was running around with a gun and on parole and his homies told police that...get your story straight loser....at least apd took this low life out of the gene pool so he cant reproduce more losers like himself

Bentedge
Bentedge

Drdremartinez- can you please email me privately.... asap!!!!!! bentedge@yahoo.com 

Bentedge
Bentedge

please email me your emailaddress so we can discuss this more privately!! I have some legal resources i would like to tell you about.. I have some one very close to me that has been the target of these undercover gang unit officers as well . have a pending federal lawsuit right now... planning to shine the light on Anaheim pd and all of their corruption.. i am soo sorry this happened to David may he rest in peace . something good can come out of his tragic murder and that has to be  putting and end to the bullshit .. an unarmed man!!!! please contact me privately as soon as possible. the sentence for being a parolee at large is NOT DEATH.. my e-mail bentedge@yahoo.com .. my name is Renee B.

Brooke
Brooke

Ya no shit of course they aren't reporting the cause of death... And  do you think he only died because they pulled the plug, those cops CRUSHED HIS THROAT!! among other things.. I hae been doing the research, Im just smart enough to look between the lines, the mass media is corrupt just like out govt...

mitch young
mitch young

you fawking idiot. The cause of death was bullet from a cops gun! Now i know why your dad left you and why your moms been spreading cheeks ever since. 

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