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OC officer fatally shoots knife-wielding man

Santa Ana police shot and killed a man accused of lunging at an officer with a knife near Lingan Lane and Pacific Avenue on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010.

December 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Santa Ana police shot and killed a man accused of lunging at an officer with a knife.The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday near Lingan Lane and Pacific Avenue as officers were on a call of gang members loitering in the neighborhood.

Police say an officer was approaching a man in an alley near the 1100 block of Poplar Street when he tried attacking the officer with a knife.

That officer then opened fire, hitting the man. He later died at Western Medical Center.

There is no word on the suspect's identity or if he was a gang member. Police said a knife believed to belong to the suspect was recovered at the scene.


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