Woman Shot, Killed by Santa Ana Police in Alley Confrontation Had Replica Gun

Investigators could not immediately confirm whether the deceased woman has any connection to a slaying Friday in Orange

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    A woman was fatally shot by Santa Ana police during a confrontation in an alley, police said on Sunday, Tena Ezzeddine reports. (Published Monday, June 24, 2013)

    Candles and flowers were left in a Santa Ana alley for a woman shot by police who they believed was armed with a gun that turned out to be fake.

    The police shooting happened in the 800 block of South Townsend Street on Sunday about 8 a.m., police said.

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    Authorities did not confirm her identity, but several people who left items at a memorial identified the woman who was wanted in connection with a slaying in Orange.

    Police were looking for Jessica Gonzalez in connection with the shooting death of Jennifer Solario, 44. The Friday shooting occurred outside an Orange apartment complex.

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    Witnesses said the woman did not live in the apartment complex and was seen sitting in a garage before the shooting.

    Two officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave until the investigation is complete, officials said.

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