FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2015
Released by: Lt. Bob Dunn, (714) 497-6330
Subject: **UPDATE** Officer Involved Shooting: 900 block of S. Roberts St.
At 5:30 P.M., Anaheim Police Officers were called to investigate a stabbing at a laundromat in the 900 block of S. Euclid St. Reports indicated a female suspect stabbed a female laundromat patron with a knife. As officers were responding, the female armed with the knife fled the scene. Area residents and business owners knew the woman, who was suspected in the stabbing lived in a nearby apartment complex. Witnesses directed officers to the apartment of Monique Jenee Deckard, in the 900 block of S. Roberts St.
Officers attempted to make contact with Deckard, who was reported to live alone. Deckard, talking to officers through the closed apartment door, indicated she was not coming out to speak with officers. An Anaheim Police Tactical Negotiator was on-duty and requested to the scene. However, before the negotiator arrived Deckard emerged from the apartment. She was armed with two knives and charged officers who were in the courtyard of her apartment complex. At this time, several Anaheim Police Officers were involved in an officer involved shooting. Deckard was struck by the gunfire and transported to a local hospital by Anaheim Fire & Rescue Paramedics. She was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival. Continue reading