Police Searching for White Charger Involved in Fatal Santa Ana Shooting

A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting near the headquarters of the Santa Ana Police Department Friday morning, authorities said.

Three officers searching for a particular car and a wanted person in Santa Ana's Civic Center were involved in the fatal shooting, two in a marked police car, one in an unmarked car, according to Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

Officers approached the the car, a white Dodge Charger, near the intersection of Third and Santa Ana streets at about 10 a.m., Bertagna said.

The man died in the shooting, which Bertagna believed took place outside, not in, the Charger. The officers were unharmed, said Bertagna who initially told NBC4 that two officers were involved.

It was not immediately clear whether the man had a weapon.

Santa Ana Police Headquarters and the Santa Ana Jail are about four blocks north of the site of the shooting, in the city's Civic Center area.

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