In a recent incident, a Placentia Police Department officer shot an alleged stalking suspect at a Fullerton shopping center. The suspect is expected to survive.
According to Sgt. Joe Connell of the Placentia Police Department, officers responded to a call regarding a stalking suspect at around 5:52 p.m. on Tuesday. They found the suspect in the 3300 block of Yorba Linda Boulevard and attempted to detain him. However, this resulted in the officer opening fire and shooting him.
The suspect was rushed to a trauma center and is currently in stable condition. Thankfully, no officers were injured during the incident.
As investigations continue, anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact the Placentia Police Department Investigations at 714-993-8146. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS or online at occrimestoppers.org.
The incident raises concerns about police use of force and the circumstances surrounding the shooting. As the investigation progresses, we will keep you updated on any new developments. Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.