Henry Herrera Held After Taking Fire from Tustin Cop and Holing Up in Apartments

Categories: Crime-iny

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A 20-year-old Tustin man has been arrested for allegedly carrying a rifle or sawed-off shotgun, sparking an officer-involved shooting and hiding in an apartment complex for hours while multiple area schools were locked down.

The drama began shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday near the apartments in the 1600 block of Nisson Road in Tustin, but Henry Herrera was not apprehended until he was seen running away from the complex around 2 p.m.

When officers first confronted a young man near the apartments in the morning, he had his weapon wrapped in a sweatshirt, Tustin Police Chief Charlie Celano said during a televised news conference before Herrera's arrest was later announced.

One of Celano's cops opened fire on the man, but it was unclear at that time if any gunfire was returned. In any case, the officer was not hit.

Celano provided a description of the suspect to live television viewers after police swarmed the area, locked down schools and told residents in that area's neighborhoods to remain inside.

Herrera was stopped near the area of the officer-involved shooting after a resident reported seeing him running away, according to Tustin police, who add he was held on suspicion of brandishing a firearm at a police officer and illegal possession of a firearm.

No weapon had been found as of late Thursday afternoon.

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Stephen Zamora
Stephen Zamora

He was a convicted felon. The oc weekly is wrong, shot gun found. Had been fired. Since of you people are idiots. You know who you are

Mar2002
Mar2002

I know the family and he is not an illegal alien nor stupid enough to carry a gun around, and for what i was told ``someone`` called the police just because they thought he was carrying a gun. ...that's all i can say

Sonia Muratalla
Sonia Muratalla

Evan Rankhorn good thing we waited we beat Tustin 23-1

Thanh Nguyen
Thanh Nguyen

At least he got arrested. What a psycho!

Kimberly Reed
Kimberly Reed

He should have still been in jail from the burglary he was convicted of earlier this year. Hope he stays in longer this time. What a complete loser!

Evan Rankhorn
Evan Rankhorn

Heidi Herrera control your siblings... Sonia Muratalla ok now your son's team can "Play Ball!!" Cypress vs Tustin round 2

Noor Alashqar
Noor Alashqar

This is what I.was telling you about Tawfiq Ghoneim

Debbie Druss Templeton
Debbie Druss Templeton

it's terrible that this random and senseless act has such a tremendous effect on us. My 5th grade son was in a school right down the street and was on lockdown. I got an email from him titled "Last Words" as he (and the other students) thought this asshole was at his school. He was in fear for his life and very scared. It's so sad! I pray this 20 year old child will be put away where he can't inflict that type of harm on anyone else ever again.

Jason Roberson
Jason Roberson

I bet he had a bong wrapped up in a sweatshirt and trigger happy Tustin PD just opened up on him.

Ruben Diaz
Ruben Diaz

Yeah, he looks real intelligent.

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

Out of control liberal cops. Nothing new here. Why exactly is it illegal to carry a gun wrapped in a sweatshirt? What if he's just going to his friend's house to show him the gun or taking the gun in from his car after a target shooting trip out to the Santa Anas?

Nomad
Nomad

No gun found, no crime. It may have been a cell phone that the paranoid public servant mistook as a gun...

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@vegandawg23  Chances are pretty good that the arrestee is an illegal alien and will probably turn out to be identified as a gang banger.  How many of those guys do you know who go target shooting at the range?  Without knowing all the facts of this case, it is unlikely that the Officer would have fired at him unless the suspect made some type of aggressive move with the rifle.  Only shortcoming I can see is that the Officer needs to spend some additional time at the range to improve his marksmanship. 

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

What if a criminal confidential informant working on behalf of law enforcement called specifically to set him up?

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

Cheating at the profession of policing is at epidemic levels in Southern California.

And obviously these leaders are complicit.

So "film the police" and save your country.

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@18usc241  Media reports that the Officers responded to a citizens report of a man carrying a weapon.  As it turns out the suspect had a previous arrest for Burglary.  Chances are pretty good that he had just burglarized someone's home and took the weapon.  Sorry no big conspiracy here, just business as usual and a good job by the Police.  

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

There are plenty of "citizens" in Orange County, CA committing crimes per police request. A tad on the insanely hypocritical side if you ask me. This hypocrisy REALLY BOTHERS ME. In the same way that my church covering up the criminal acts of little boy rapists REALLY BOTHERS ME.

Sociopaths in costumes demanding respect. Livid if you don't show them respect. And the more sociopathic, the more livid the knuckle head becomes.

Don't be surprised one day OC, when you discover that a significant percentage of gang crime is police "inspired" - to put it kindly.

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