OC officer fatally shoots knife-wielding man

SANTA ANA, Calif. 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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