Andrew Scott Reisse and Gerardo Diego Ayala Were the Dead in Santa Ana Police Shooting and Car Chase; Victor Sanchez Held: Update

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See Update No. 3 on page 2 with the identities of the dead pedestrian and suspect and the man being held for murder. Update No. 2 on the next page is on the capture and an eyewitness account of the pedestrian being killed. Update No. 1 deals with the police shooting.

ORIGINAL POST, MAY 30, 12:33 P.M.: Someone who led police on a chase through Santa Ana struck and killed a pedestrian at MacArthur Boulevard and Flower Street today, according to police.

The driver was shot during the chase by officers.

More details to come ...

UPDATE NO. 1, MAY 30, 12:51 P.M.: The driver shot by officers during a car chase kept driving and then struck and killed a pedestrian, according to Santa Ana police.

The 20-minute chase began in the 1000 block of West Central Avenue and ended about 12:10 p.m. at MacArthur Boulevard and Flower Street.

That's where the pedestrian was struck and later died at the scene, according to Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, the department spokesman.

A television news report claims others were in the car with the suspect who was shot.

UPDATE NO. 2, MAY 30, 4:08 P.M.: Details of the Santa Ana car chase that included a suspect being shot and a pedestrian being killed have changed, and even department spokesman Cpl. Anthony Bertagna notes aspects of the unfolding drama remain unclear.

The story now goes that police had a confrontation with a group of people in two vehicles around 11:45 a.m. and that four combatants got into a white Dodge Charger in the 1000 block of Central Avenue, leading to a short chase.

One suspect got out of the car at Central and Rosewood Circle where, thinking he was armed, officers shot and hit him. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The other three suspects drove off in the Charger, striking another vehicle at Warner Avenue and Parton Street before continuing to Flower Street, heading south and striking a pedestrian in the crosswalk at Macarthur, where he was killed, according to Bertagna.

A witness tells the Weekly he saw it differently. Bill Bradfield says he was in the passenger seat of a vehicle that was "10 seconds from entering the Flower and Macarthur intersection after the light turned green."

He adds: "I witnessed a thin white man with a beard enter the crosswalk, and as the first car entered the intersection, it was struck by the bandits' car and pushed into the pedestrian who was knocked back almost 20 feet onto the sidewalk, where he remained motionless."

Some neighbors believe the deceased was a homeless man often seen in the area.

One of the three male suspects who'd been in the Charger was bitten by a police dog, another was subdued with a Taser and the third simply surrendered, Bertagna said.

No identities have been released.

Bradfield said he feels "so much sorrow for that innocent pedestrian who never saw it coming. You never know when it's your turn to go, thank God it wasn't mine."


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18 comments
mairazarate91
mairazarate91

ridiculous how the sapd would start a high speed chase in the middle of an over populated city.. like this was bound to happen. helicopter would of been more than enough.. as i believe

n these looooooser ass "gangsters"/ trouble makers need to die.. lol or straighten up

get a real job wtf...

my opinion    

RustieX
RustieX

SAPD, to protect and to serve....sometimes.

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

Those weren't paisas—don't insult paisas or wabs like that haha. They were straight-up PENDEJOS...

Henchy
Henchy

Quit running from the cops assholes..If you are innocent - then just pull over. OC Weekly is anti-cops that will never change - but this article contradicted itself with four visuals in one. Apparently - nobody knows what happened - One thing we do know is someone started a high speed chase. I can't back you cats on your hated and promotion of criminals OC Weekly. It's Santa Ana - if they are running - they are wanted for one of the 20 crimes they actually got busted for and were released. Be real - It won't kill you to speak some truth. Also - quit trying to turn stats of blacks in OC as if it's white's controlling things. I think your facts are wrong. I work with plenty of blacks and have many black friends in Orange County. Focus on the rates of Illegal Mexicans, Asians, India, Middle Eastern, South and Central Americans. Just because there is a war with Blacks and Mexicans - doesn't mean it's the same with white people..Let's face it, we are the most tolerant race of any and by doing so and trying to create some equality - the place has become a shithole trainwreck. Quit blaming other Gusta and crew -  Racist bastards. I miss the days of good articles OC Weekly used to put out..Now I make it through one page and skim the rest..So much hate and so biased.

Chris Becerra
Chris Becerra

I feel terrible for that man that was struck and killed... I hope it wasn't dancer or cheerio

Victor Vasquez
Victor Vasquez

Daaaaamn! Poor paisas! Les metieron buena chinga los Polis! LOOOL!

Snoman
Snoman

Here's another good reason not to support immigration "reform".  Reform should keep these jerks on their side of the border.

marleniflores60
marleniflores60

@Snoman maybe your comment should be kept on the other side of the border of ignorance

missgrumpy2007
missgrumpy2007

@Snoman  it has nothing to do with there racist. it has to do with lack of police training. do you ever stop and think. if the Mexicans were not willing to pick our fruit prepare our food and bag our groceries. how s@@t out of luck we would be.. I dont see a white boy doing it   

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

@truth4you @vegandawg23 @missgrumpy2007 @Snoman More idiocy. By here you mean california I take it. There's something called right of conquest. We conquered mexico and now it's ours. We're going to send you all back home soon truth4you. Again plenty of people are willing to do those jobs. We were fine before these hordes came across the border and we'll be fine when they're gone.

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