Suspected Car Burglar Shot, Killed By Police in Santa Ana

A suspected car burglar was shot to death by Santa Ana police in a parking structure, authorities said Monday.

It happened at 11:37 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Civic Center Drive, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.

"We got a call of a guy in the parking structure breaking into cars," Bertagna said. "The calling party stated the suspicious person was checking car doors and was holding a large piece of metal and a wire. During the contact with the suspicious person, an officer-involved shooting occurred. Santa Ana police officers started first aid and were relieved by Orange County Fire Authority paramedics (who) treated the suspect and transported him to Orange County Global Medical Center."

The man died at 12:25 a.m. this morning. Authorities withheld his name, pending family notification,

The Orange County District Attorney's Office and Santa Ana police homicide detectives were investigating the shooting. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call Santa Ana police at (714) 245-8390.

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