[UPDATED with I.D.:] Santa Ana Police Officer Shoots Parolee Toting Large Handgun
A suspicious vehicle report had sent the officer to an alley behind a coin-op laundry business at 3005 S. Bristol St., near Segerstrom Avenue, around 12:20 a.m.
As the cop approached the vehicle, which turned out to be stolen, the man inside got out holding the weapon, according to Santa Ana Police, who add the officer, feeling threatened, fired on the gunman.
Early morning video run on local television showed a large gun next to the sheet that had covered the parolee, a weapon police say they have recovered.
Police say the wounded man is expected to survive his injuries.
UPDATE, SEPT. 11, 9:07 A.M.: The man who was shot by a Santa Ana Police officer early Monday has been identified as Marcelino Valenica Almanza, 39, Anaheim.
|Marcelino Valenica Almanza|