Man Wounded by Officer Gunfire During Standoff in Tustin

An armed suicidal man was wounded by gunfire during a standoff with Tustin police officers, authorities said Tuesday.

Officers were sent around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday to the 16200 block of Main Street, on the border with Santa Ana, where the suspect had been spotted in a vehicle in an alley behind an apartment complex, said Tustin police Lt. Robert Wright. The suspect displayed a handgun and refused to comply with orders, he said.

The encounter tuned into a standoff during which the suspect fired rounds from his handgun while inside the vehicle, prompting an officer-involved shooting, Wright said, adding that the suspect was struck by gunfire and officers on the scene immediately rendered first aid.

The man was taken to a local hospital. His condition was not immediately reported. No officers or other civilians were injured during the incident, Wright said.

Following protocol, the Orange County District Attorney's shooting team launched an investigation into the police shooting, Wright said.

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