Man Arrested After Shooting at Officers in Costa Mesa, Police Say


A man was arrested after allegedly shooting at officers in Costa Mesa Tuesday, police said.

The incident occurred around 3:43 p.m. near the intersection of Orange Avenue and Palmer Street after officers responded to a call of a possible suicidal person armed with a handgun, the Costa Mesa Police Department said.

Steven Taylor Fernandez, 26, of San Diego, allegedly fired several shots at officers as he fled on foot, with police returning fire.

Neither the officer nor the suspect were struck by gunfire, according to Costa Mesa police.

Fernandez allegedly fled to a garage in the 200 block of Knox Place, where he shot at a resident, police said. The suspect was surrounded and police were negotiating when Fernandez displayed a weapon and was subsequently shot, police said.

Fernandez is expected to survive and two handguns were recovered, police said.

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