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Santa Ana police chase: Pedestrian struck, killed

Police investigate after a pedestrian was struck and killed at the end of a police chase in Santa Ana on Thursday, May 30, 2013.
May 30, 2013 12:44:09 AM PDT
Authorities say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle involved in a police chase in Santa Ana Thursday.

Authorities say the incident began at about 11:50 a.m. when officers saw two vehicles full of people involved in some type of criminal activity in the 1000 block of Rosewood Court. Police would not elaborate.

When officers went to investigate, there was a physical altercation between a suspect and an officer, and an officer-involved shooting occurred. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries. His name has not been released.

Three suspects then got into a white Dodge Charger and took off, beginning the pursuit. The pursuit lasted about a mile, with the Charger hitting two other vehicles along the way.

The pursuit ended after a man in his 40s or 50s was fatally struck while walking in a cross walk by the suspects' vehicle in the area of Flower Street and MacArthur Boulevard. The victim's name has not been released.

The Charger crashed about 100 feet down the road, and the suspects tried to flee on foot, but they were eventually taken into custody. The driver, identified as 21-year-old Victor Sanchez, was taken into custody at the scene. The second suspect was found by a police dog, and a third suspect was Tasered.


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