Armed suspect dies after Santa Ana police shooting

Police investigate an officer-involved shooting in Santa Ana on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

An armed suspect has died following an officer-involved shooting in Santa Ana Wednesday.

Authorities responded to a call of a shooting in progress in the 800 block of South Cypress Avenue. The suspect vehicle was described as a white Toyota truck.

Officers located the vehicle and followed it to the 300 block of South Main Street. Police say Benito Osorio, 39 of Santa Ana refused to get out of the vehicle, and then a shot was fired inside.

Police say it appears Osorio shot himself and then exited the truck with a gun. An officer-involved shooting occurred at that time.

Benito Osorio, 39, died following an officer-involved shooting in the 300 block of South Main Street in Santa Ana Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

Benito Osorio, 39, died following an officer-involved shooting in the 300 block of South Main Street in Santa Ana Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

The suspect was rushed to Western Medical Center Santa Ana, where he died at 1:24 p.m. It was unknown whether Osorio died from police gunfire or from the self-inflicted shot.

The victim from the initial call was located and was determined to be safe.

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