[UPDATED with I.D.:] 2 Anaheim Police Shootings in 4 Days Near Where 14 y.o. was Shot to Death Last Week
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The man on the bike, who police have not identified but claim is a documented gang member, was riding on South Philadelphia Street, about a half block from where Perez was shot, where the Anaheim officer, who was also not identified, tried to stop the rider for questioning.
But the bicyclist instead quickly changed direction and rode off, leading the a chase that had the officer catching up to the rider on East Narda Street, west of South Philadelphia, according to police, who add the rider was shot in the chest shortly thereafter.
Police say the man was taken to a local hospital where he was reported in critical condition but is expected to survive.
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A handgun had been found near the cyclist, according to police.
Few details other than those were released, but police say the case has been handed over to the Orange County District Attorney's office, which routinely investigates officer-involved shootings.
UPDATE, OCT. 24, 8:55 A.M.: The cyclist shot Sunday by Anaheim Police has been identified as Pedro Mejia Jr., 20, of Anaheim. He's a janitor and documented gang member, according to police. He was treated for the single gunshot wound to the chest and then released to Orange County Jail, where he was held in lieu of $20,000 bail on weapons violations and street terrorism charges.
Naturally, the I.D. of the officer who shot Mejia has not been released.
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