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Anaheim police officer cleared in fatal 2011 shooting

Anaheim Police Officer Bruce Linn shot and killed 23-year-old David Raya on August 16, 2011.
October 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
No charges will be filed against a police officer in a fatal 2011 Anaheim police shooting.

Orange County prosecutors announced Tuesday that they believe Anaheim Police Officer Bruce Linn feared for his life when he shot and killed 23-year-old David Raya.

Two Anaheim officers were chasing Raya on August 16, 2011. Raya was a wanted parolee and was a documented gang member known to be armed and dangerous.

According to prosecutors, Raya reached for his waistband during the chase, causing Linn to fear he was reaching for a weapon.

Witnesses told Anaheim police Raya had been recently involved in at least two vehicle thefts and was believed to be armed with at least three guns. A wanted poster for Raya was issued on July 29, 2011.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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