[UPDATE: PHOTO OF BODY WITH GUN] Anaheim Police Department Kill Another Man After Day of Protests

Updated, with info at the end of this post.

WATCH VIDEO OF IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH OF ANAHEIM POLICE SHOOTING MANUEL DIAZ TO DEATH HERE.

ORIGINAL POST, JULY 23, 12:32 A.M.: A source is telling OC Weekly five shots were heard as another man was shot by police and believed to be dead. A resident of the neighborhood off of Guinida neighborhood said the shooting happened off of Guinida Lane and Palm Drive. About 200 protesters are on the scene.

Witnesses have told the source the man was handcuffed, then shot by police. No one is being allowed to take photos, according to the source. When a group tried to take photos from an upstairs apartment, police shined a bright light onto the residents to block the view.

More details to follow; story developing.

UPDATED, 1:15 A.M.: Gustavo here. City News Service is reporting that Anaheim police shot and killed a suspected car thief late last night in the 400 block of West Guinida Lane. The family is on the scene sobbing.

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Anaheim police on scene

Guinida is the same neighborhood where Anaheim police shot and killed David Raya back in 2011--in fact, tonight's shooting happened just three blocks away. And, of course, all this follows a weekend where police shot an unarmed man to death and went crazy on angry citizens, who responded in kind with burning trash cans.

UPDATE, 2:08 A.M.: Family friends tell the Weekly that the man shot and killed by Anaheim police late Sunday night is Joel Acevedo of Anaheim.

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Acevedo, at right

I found out about this via Facebook, as the mother of Acevedo is a friend of mine. After posting about the earlier melees, the mother (whose name I won't mention) wrote, "I was out and about earlier downtown getting dinner and my car washed. It was eerie. The streets seemed a lil too quiet and sad. My heart seemed to race the few times I heard an ambulance and a firetruck zoom by."

Little did she know that they'd be racing toward her son later that night.

The mother is telling me that police won't let her see her dead son. Details to come...


UPDATED, 3:35 A.M.: This is Amber reporting back from the Guinida neighborhood. The scene is calm with only about 20 authorities on the scene and a handful of residents still reeling from the days' events. A source told OC Weekly that Acevedo's family tried to cross police lines to see his body earlier tonight and they were not allowed. 

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The silver SUV Acevedo was driving when he was shot by Anaheim Police
 

Sgt. Bob Dunn from the Anaheim Police Department said a handgun was found in the silver SUV driven by Acevedo, which was reportedly stolen. Three other occupants were also in the car. Dunn said after police officers engaged in a car pursuit, an occupant of the car shot at police, which led to police to shoot back.

A female resident who lives in the apartments right above where the shooting took place told OC Weekly she heard five consecutive shots, with no apparent gun exchange. Another resident who lives a few blocks down said she heard a loud crash then sirens blaring of at least 20 police cars, which she says drowned out the noise of the apparent gunshots.

UPDATED, 11:00 A.M.:  A photo has been released of Acevedo's body with a handgun sitting between his legs.

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Photo by Scene TV




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hiloveeee14
hiloveeee14

All of you who are posting negative comments are so rude. My brother in law didn't deserve this. Neither does anybody else.

bbbbb
bbbbb

Do they have video footage from cameras on the cop cars?

justice
justice

Why would you run from the police if you didn't do anything wrong?  He brought this upon himself.  These protestors are making the latino community in Anaheim look like enabling idiots.  Teach your children right from wrong so they don't become criminals- yes, he was a CRIMINAL.  Stop blaming the police for catching the criminals YOU birthed and raised.

JamesRobertReade
JamesRobertReade

Arrest, Legitimately charge, heavily fine and sweep gangbangers, their graffiti vandal teen brothers and culpable parents from Anaheim! We must unite with our police department and fully support the Anaheim Police Association. We must without compromise protect our police officer's right to defend against the overwhelming domination of gangbangers and graffiti vandals. The end of gangbanging in Anaheim is near! James Robert Reade.

fuckmexico
fuckmexico

Yep. Another dead beaner and nothing of value was lost in mexicunt anacrime.

LADYBUG
LADYBUG

STOP THE VIOLENCE!!! BOYCOTT ANAHEIM!!

DontLookAway
DontLookAway

by much of the logic posted on this board, it'd be perfectly okay take a trip on over to Wall St. and light up a few bankers and investors and say it was okay because doing so will save us tax dollars. think about it, no more greedy bastards manipulating our economy for their benefit and no more subsequent bailouts as a result of their genius investment strategies. white collar criminals are the real gangsters here people! they are responsible for far more damage in terms of finances and probably body count.

gotyaagain
gotyaagain

To immediately trust Police Officers at their word is a thing of the past. You are ignorant deaf or blind if you have failed to follow the continuous Police Corruption cases all across the OC. We have the OCSD Corona- Westminster PD Officer for kidnapping-robbery-rape- Fullerton Cops arrested for murder- La Palma LT arrested for boot legging DVDS- Huntington Beach Officers beating man in handcuffs I mean when does this BS end? These are the same Officers that are taking the stand an testifying in court against those they arrested? Do you not see a huge problem here? I sure do

armandocdll81
armandocdll81

Two dead undocumented aliens does not a happy Latino community make.

ocgambill
ocgambill

I SUPPORT THE ANAHEIM POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO HAVE PROUDLY SERVED ALL OF ITS RESIDENTS FOR DECADES AND NOW A FEW OF YOU HAVE THE BALLS TO TURN ON THEM, SOME NERVE. FACE THE FACTS BOTH SUSPECTS WERE DIRTBAGS SCUM OF THE EARTH AND NO DOUBT WERE UP TO NO GOOD SO IF YOU DONT LIKE IT FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE TO LIVE, YOU WONT BE MISSED.

wicked
wicked

"Sgt. Bob Dunn from the Anaheim Police Department said a handgun was found in the silver SUV driven by Acevedo, which was reportedly stolen"

 

"A photo has been released of Acevedo's body with a handgun sitting between his legs."

 

DIRTY DIRTY DIRTY AMERICANS

adrimitas
adrimitas

Oh these comments sadden and enrage me. Power to the PEOPLE of Anaheim!

madebutante
madebutante

A friend just said, "And as far as the gang member claims go, sure, even if they're true, this does not warrant an execution by the police, and does not override the fact that the people are completely kind, thoughtful, grateful, or that they are absolutely devastated by what happened." Have some humanity folks!

madebutante
madebutante

The NRA LOVE the APD! Trial, jury and executioner. Love all these "proud American" comments here. White ghettos of chloroformed mothballed "patriotism". FTP!

Irvinecrips
Irvinecrips

APD needs to fight this. We can't let these thugs think they can run from the cops and get away with it. Man up and face the law you cowards.

Irvinecrips
Irvinecrips

No sympathy for gang bangers. I say we get rid of them at any and all costs. We can't let them win this. As an orange county resident, I feel it's our duty to take back Anaheim instead of treating the city like a red-headed step child.

lauritadominick
lauritadominick

one minor detail over looked.....proof ...it was a stolen car...proof he was the one that stole it...proof that that gun was his and if it was actually fired and fired by him and not some cops throw away piece.....cops lie....they cover for each other....the dead person has no voice....but it should have a voice...the voice of real justice and innocent until proven guilty.....you can't believe what main stream media prints or reports it's mostly just crap and spin.....what happened to this kid could happen to anyone.....the police are using deadly force why? because they fear for their life? all 20 of them.......they need to get out of the biz ...

LronJr
LronJr

I'm starting to get a new respect for the police in Anaheim, their cleaning up dirt-bags like this punk and others very presciently and saving taxpayer dollars!

One thing is for sure there are plenty of these vermin as they reproduce like cockroaches so no better plan than thinning the herd!     

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

From the OCR:

 

The pursuit began about 11:20 p.m. on West Guinida Lane and Iris Street when gang officers recognized a gang member on probation in a stolen SUV, Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn said. They were pursuing the SUV when it crashed and ended up in a vacant field at Guinida and Palm Street.

Jay Mendoza
Jay Mendoza

They are rioting because they are mad, they have already been protesting every sunday for the past 2 years at Anaheim PD. People are mad because cops are getting trigger happy and shooting people just for running away. Lay off the donuts and chase some people

all4me
all4me

 @LADYBUG Support Anaheim & lets take it back. How in the world are Consuela and Jose going to boycott Anaheim? Are they going to take the bus to Cypress or Orange to spend their EBT? I think not.

angrymom
angrymom

 @armandocdll81

 before you start making allegations that one of these men was undocumented make sure you get your facts correct.  It's not all about the gangs, this is about injustice.. If you are in fear of your life yes stand up and defend yourself.  If they are running they are not a threat to you or the police.  THEY ARE RUNNING WITH THEIR BACKS TOWARDS THE POLICE.   How can that be justified??? 

tderosas
tderosas

 @ocgambill So because in your opinion they were "dirtbags" that gives the police the right to kill them? I'm sorry but that is not okay what if that so called dirtbag was your loved one or someone you knew. the fact is they shot an unarmed man and open fire on residents in their neighborhood who had small children present; in my opinion that is a good enough reason for a protest against the anaheim police department. Police brutality should not be taken lightly!!! 

idoubtyouhaveproof
idoubtyouhaveproof

 @wicked Few pandilleros leave home with just one handgun.  Gots to keep it real with two countem two guns.

mtru95954
mtru95954

 @wicked I wondered why they did that no doubt the young man did not have a gun on him when he was shot!!!

adrimitas
adrimitas

@Irvinecrips "no sympathy for gang bangers" yet your handle is "Irvinecrips"? You do know that's a gang, yes? I don't have sympathy for idiots that make fools of themselves publicly online.

Irvinecrips
Irvinecrips

@lauritadominick The only proof I need is the gang tattoo on his neck. Tired of my tax dollars going to harvest these parasites.

realist
realist

@lauritadominick proof (fact) know gang member with an endless list of criminal offenses.. karma is a bit**

adrimitas
adrimitas

@LronJr The investigation and hopefully the lawsuits that follow will eat up all those dollars your saving. Read the facts, us "vermin" aren't going anywhere. In fact, we're coming for you! And your jobs. Smile! 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @LronJr 

 

Too bad they didn't clean up your mother before she procreated ...

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

So a gang member on probation steals an SUV and we're supposed to feel bad about it?  Gimme a break.  This guy deserved to die under any circumstances.  Think of all the money we saved NOT housing and feeding him. 

all4me
all4me

 @mtru95954 Ignorance is bliss. So if we were ignorant, therefore we would be happy. We are NOT happy. We are sick and tired of Orange County turning into little Mexico. It has become poor, rundown and full of gangsters. Even HB! 

dkmomemtp
dkmomemtp

 @angrymom

 Please shut up this guy deserve to die! He ran from the Police had his hand in his waist band! Why don't you and your family go live in this hood see how long you survive! To both families! I say go to hell you will not recieve 50 million not even a dime he wasn't worth it! Get angry about that Angrymom!

ocgambill
ocgambill

 @tderosas

 Also what about accidental shootings, what if the officer involved in this had history with the suspect, knew he was a violent gang banger and now he is chasing him, the officer doesnt know why he is running yet, what if the suspect turns all of a sudden and his hand is in his waist leaving you to think there is a gun, then the officers shoots thinking he is going to get shot if he doesnt. then sadly there is no gun, but at the time the officer in his mind thought there was, the officer lets say is hispanic, a family man, goes to church  on Sundays and volunteers at the local soup kitchen on his days off, what if it was just a simple mistake, an error, does the community have a right to riot or cause more harm to the community or should they step back and let  the investigation happen, but  to assume its all about the officer being a trigger happy bad cop is totally the wrong thing to do.

ocgambill
ocgambill

 @tderosas

 Furthermore the parents of the kids knew full well that there was drama going on in thier nieghborhood and they still allowed por even brought thier children to the scene knowing that things could go bad and they did, I am a parent and if it was going down in my nieghborhood my ass would be locking my kids up in the house until it passes and I wouldnt be putting them in danger by bringing them to the scene.

ocgambill
ocgambill

 @tderosas

 Never said that gives a right for anyone to kill anyone else, only when protecting ones life or the life of another, what I am saying is this is our system in this country and we dont run from the cops, we dont riot, we dont throw bottles and rocks at the police, honestly if either one of these suspects that got shot were actually being productive parts of our society then they would be alive today, they are only to blame.

all4me
all4me

 @adrimitas  @Irvinecrips Adrimitas, how dumb are you? It's obviously a joke. Irvine is the opposite of Anaheim. It's not a welfare city. It's clean, quiet, low crime. Not one taqueria to be found. 

bobjesky
bobjesky

 @Irvinecrips  @lauritadominick ugh, so many white hipsters get neck tattoos with words, and they are never suspected of being in a gang or called parasite. don't be racist.

all4me
all4me

 @adrimitas  @LronJr Ha, how can you take our jobs when you can't even get your GED? Quit having so many babies (in high school) and you might have a shot at my job. How can you afford college on welfare my dear? Good luck taking my job homegirl!

Irvinecrips
Irvinecrips

@DonkeyHotay at the rate apd is going, you may be the next cockroach to go :)

mtru95954
mtru95954

 @20ftjesus So you think the police has the right to be the executioner!!!  Are you against out system!!!

Blue3yes
Blue3yes

 @ocgambill

 SO IF IT  WAS A MISTAKE, ANAHEIM PD WOULD THEN COVER IT UP AND MAKE THE PUBLIC THINK THEY WERE JUSTIFIED...ALL WHILE ADDING  MORE PAIN TO AN ALREADY DEVASTATED FAMILY... THAT IS JUST AS CORRUPT AS EVER, SO GOOD POINT OC!

 

realist
realist

@bobjesky @Irvinecrips @lauritadominick But when that neck tattoo reads the name of you're gang then youre a gang member

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