Allegedly Armed Man Fatally Shot by OC Officer Following Police Stop

An Anaheim police officer shot and killed an allegedly armed man Saturday morning while searching for a woman wanted for arrest, police said.

The man was a passenger in a Toyota Prius police followed into the city of Orange. He, the wanted woman and the driver were stopped for questioning by the officers near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Glassell Street at about 8:30 a.m., according to Anaheim Police Department Lt. Eric Trapp.

The man was shot and killed while getting out of the passenger side of the Prius, Trapp said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

There was no word if the woman in the Prius was injured.

No officers were hurt.

Susie Guerrero, who works nearby, said she saw three police officers and heard five or six times.

"It was really scary watching and hearing the gunshots," she said.

The woman was taken into custody, police said. Officers wouldn't say what the woman's arrest warrant was issued for.

Another woman who was behind the wheel of the Prius was questioned, police said.

Officers with the Anaheim Police Department followed the Prius from North Anaheim into Orange. No officers from the Orange Police Department were involved in the shooting.

"Because it happened in the City of Orange, per county protocol, the City of Orange is charged with investigating our officer-involved shooting, along with the Orange County District Attorney's Office," Trapp said.

Trapp said the officers were equipped with body-worn cameras.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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