FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 2015
Released by: Lt. Eric Trapp, (714) 497-5305
Subject: **UPDATE** Officer Involved Shooting: 300 block of W. La Palma Avenue
This afternoon, at approximately 2:40 PM, an officer was conducting a traffic enforcement stop in the 300 block of W. La Palma Avenue. At some point during this contact, a suspect unrelated to the stop approached the officer, produced a large kitchen-type knife, and charged the officer. A second officer became involved at some point who was also charged at by the suspect. Both officers fired their weapons, stopping the assault.
Paramedics transported the suspect to a local trauma center where he was pronounced deceased. There were no officers injured in this incident, and there are no outstanding suspects.
As per our protocol, the Orange County District Attorney is charged with investigating this case. Members of the Office of Independent Review (OIR) will also respond along with members of our Major Incident Review Team to conduct the administrative review/investigation.
A photograph of the weapon used by the suspect is attached below.
All further inquiries regarding this incident should be directed to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation.