Man Shot, Wounded by Santa Ana Police

Officers say the man reached into his waistband while fleeing

Sunday, Dec 16, 2012  |  Updated 11:57 AM PDT
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Man Shot, Wounded by Santa Ana Police

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Santa Ana police shot and wounded a man officers believed was reaching for a weapon following a foot chase.

Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says police received a call early Sunday of unknown trouble involving a man and a woman on a residential stretch of East Washington Avenue.

When officers arrived the man ran off, leading them on a chase through several yards.

Bertagna says officers opened fire when the man turned to face them and reached for his waistband. He  hopped a fence and was taken into custody a short time later.

The man, whose name was not released, was hospitalized in serious condition with a gunshot wound to his torso.

Bertagna says investigators are looking for two people who were in the area at the time of the shooting, and may have taken a weapon belonging to the man.

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