Santa Ana Police Shooting Followed Chase, 2 Men Struck: Officials

By Samantha Tata and Nyree Arabian
|  Friday, Mar 15, 2013  |  Updated 10:51 PM PDT
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2 Struck in Santa Ana Police Shooting: Officials

Santa Ana Police Department

Jason Erling Hallstrom, left, was traveling in a stolen car with driver Travis Stuart Mock on March 15, 2013, when the pair led police on a chase that ended in shots fired in Santa Ana.

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Two men were shot by police officers in Santa Ana Friday afternoon, according to law enforcement officials.

The shooting happened about 3:10 p.m. near 15th Street and Grand Avenue (map), said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, with the Santa Ana Police Department.

Driving a stolen car, the men were being chased by officers Friday afternoon, Bertagna said. The pursuit ended in a crash, the men ran from the car and gunshots rang out, he added.

The pair was taken to the hospital where they were listed in serious but stable condition.

Police said Travis Stuart Mock, 29, was driving the car during the chase. Jason Erling Hallstrom, 41, was a passenger. Both have been booked for grand theft auto with possible additional charges, police said.

No officers were hurt in the exchange, Bertagna said.

Grand Avenue was shut down Friday evening for the investigation, snarling traffic as motorists tried to make their way northbound on Grand Avenue toward the 5 Freeway.


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