FBI task force shoots Las Vegas murder suspect in Anaheim

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Authorities said a man wanted in connection with a Las Vegas murder was shot by an officer with an FBI task force in Anaheim.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- A murder suspect was in stable condition after being struck in an officer-involved shooting with an FBI task force in Anaheim Tuesday morning.

Anaheim police were investigating the incident, which happened at about 10:30 a.m. in the 2700 block of Broadway Avenue at the Garden Grove Nursery and Flower Shop.

The task force - which is composed of officers from the FBI, Los Angeles Police Department and the Department of Corrections - responded to the nursery after receiving a tip that 24-year-old Oscar Ramirez was there.

Ramirez was wanted in connection with a murder in Las Vegas on Sept. 1 where the victim was shot multiple times from close range.

Police said Ramirez armed himself with a gardening tool, described as a spade-type tool, when officer confronted him in the nursery.

When officers used a taser on Ramirez, they said he lunged at them with the tool. A Los Angeles police officer in the task force shot Ramirez in the shoulder when he lunged at the officers.

"They ultimately were able to track the suspect down here and he was wanted. He did have a warrant in the system," Sgt. Daron Wyatt with the Anaheim Police Department explained. "During a confrontation with the members of the task force, he was shot, he was struck and he was transported to a local hospital in critical condition."

After undergoing surgery, Ramirez was last listed in stable condition. No officers or bystanders were injured during the incident.

Officials said it was still unclear why Ramirez was in Anaheim or at the nursery.