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Santa Ana Police Department
Monday January 30th, 2017 :: 08:46 a.m. PST


OIS 400 South Birch

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, at 4:33 PM, SAPD Gang Suppression Detectives were conducting extra patrol in the 400 block of South Birch Street due to ongoing gang activity and shootings in the area. The detectives attempted to contact an adult male as he exited a vehicle in the alley. A foot pursuit ensued. The man ran out on to Birch Street, failing to submit to the detectives' orders to stop. An Officer involved shooting occurred. The male was struck by gunfire. Police Officers rendered aid and requested paramedics. Orange County Fire Authority Paramedics arrived on scene and pronounced the man deceased at 4:42 PM. The decedent has not been positively identified nor has notification been made to next of kin.

The Orange County District Attorney's Office and the Santa Ana Homicide Unit are currently investigating. Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Santa Ana Police Department Homicide Section

Santa Ana Police Department
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-834-4211

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