Anaheim PD Shoot, Kill Armed Suspect

Detectives are Baffled Over an Article of Clothing

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Investigators are keeping details of a fatal office-involved-shooting close the vest as they piece together the events leading up to it.

Just after midnight an Anaheim Police Officer pulled over a 43-year-old man, identified Thursday afternoon as Barry Martin Koeningsberg in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven at the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Orange Avenue. A second officer was called in for back up.

Sgt. Rick Martinez of the Anaheim PD says it is unclear why the officer pulled the man over in the first place. He says it's standard protocol in a shooting investigation that the officers involved not make comments until investigators have spoken to them, which could take two days.

Twelve minutes after back-up arrived, one of the officers called into the dispatch center and explained that a shooting involving the discharging of their weapons had happened.

"What they did in that 12 minutes, we don't know, but they were obviously checking this guy out," Martinez said.

Martinez says it appears the man is someone they've dealt with before in criminal cases. He says the victim exited his vehicle when the shooting started and made his way to the center of Brookhurst Street.

"When he came to rest in the middle of the street, paramedics worked on him and we found his clothes and a police duty-type of belt. Why he had that, we don't know," Martinez said.


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