01.08.2023 | 8:37 AM | TUSTIN – An armed suspect was shot to death by police in an officer-involved shooting that sparked a lengthy road closure, early Sunday morning.
Officers shot and killed the man holding a large knife after they say he advanced at them near the intersection of Warner and Compass avenues around 8:37 AM.
The officers located the man while responding to reports of a suspect with a knife and blood on himself walking the street.
Medics attempted to revive the suspect following the shooting but were unsuccessful and pronounced him deceased.
A request for an interview with the department’s public information officer was denied by the police chief and press release finally issued about 8 hours after the incident did not identify the suspect.
It was unclear if the deceased suspect had committed any crimes against other individuals prior to being killed by police.
The Orange County District Attorney along with the OC Crime Lab are on scene investigating the deadly officer-involved shooting.
All lanes of Warner Avenue were closed between Legacy and Armstrong avenues until further notice while the authorities investigated the incident.