Anaheim: SWAT Standoff Ends In Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting

Firearms recovered following the fatal officer-involved shooting. Photos by Anaheim Police Department.

03.03.2022 | 3:52 AM | ANAHEIM – A SWAT standoff ended in a fatal officer-involved shooting when the armed suspect exited a home with a revolver, early Thursday morning.

The incident began to unfold on Mar. 2, 2022 at around 9:45 PM when officers responded to reports of a male suspect who threatened a female with a gun, possibly firing a shot from the weapon, near a home in the 600 block of South Resh Street.

Officers arriving on scene learned that the male was suspected of domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, and firing at a an inhabited dwelling.

The victim informed officers that the suspect had at least two firearms and officers heard what sounded like a gunshot while they surrounded the home where the suspect was believed to have barricaded himself.

An hour-long standoff ensued as SWAT personnel attempted to coax the suspect into surrendering.

At around 3:52 AM the suspect, described only as a 41-year-old male resident of Anaheim, exited the home armed with a handgun and an officer-involved shooting occurred.

Four officers discharged their weapons, striking the man who was later pronounced deceased on scene.

A revolver was recovered from the scene of the shooting and a rifle which what appeared to be a large-capacity drum magazine was recovered from inside the home where the suspect had been holed up.

No physical injuries to officers were reported as a result of the incident and an extension review of the incident by various agencies is underway.

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