Anaheim Police Fire Shots at Burglary Suspect

Four days of protesting the Anaheim police's killing of unarmed Manuel Diaz reached a climax on Tuesday, when  Anaheim police fired bean bags, rubber bullets, and tear gas on 600 demonstrators, some of whom had begun rioting near City Hall.  Just days later, it appears the Anaheim police have pulled the trigger again, but this time, they missed.  According to ABC News, the suspect, like Diaz, was fleeing the scene when police fired at him:


Police answering a burglar alarm at a condominium complex clubhouse at about 3:15 a.m. spotted appliances outside and a man leaving the building, Dunn said.

An officer began chasing him while another officer checked out a nearby car, which suddenly sped off in the direction of the first officer, Dunn said.

The second officer then opened fire on the car but the driver escaped, Dunn said.

A search for the first man ended about 45 minutes later when a paroled burglar was found hiding near some train tracks, Dunn said.

The man had been bitten by a police dog and was taken to a hospital for treatment before being booked on suspicion of burglary and resisting arrest. His name was not immediately released.

It's unclear whether the main fired at sustained injury.  

For background on the racial tension and police brutality that erupted this week in SoCal, check out 9 Things You Should Know About Anaheim

AlterNet / By Kristen Gwynne

Posted at July 27, 2012, 12:03pm

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