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OC suspected car thief survives officer-involved shooting

Marcelino Almanza is seen in this undated file photo.
September 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A suspected car thief is out of surgery following an officer-involved shooting.

The shooting happened on the 3000 block of South Bristol Street in Santa Ana. Police say Marcelino Almanza was standing next to a stolen car and had a handgun.

Investigators have not yet said what led up to the shooting, but no officers were hurt. They say Almanza was shot several times.

According to detectives, the 39-year-old is a parolee and will be charged when he is released from the hospital.


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