ANAHEIM, Calif. (December, 2022) – An Anaheim police officer responding to a nearby call of shots fired at a house party, has shot an 18-year-old man. A gun was recovered at the shooting scene.
On Friday, December 2, 2022, at about 10:25 p.m., Anaheim PD received a call of shots fired at a large house party in the 900 block of S. Sherrill Street. As police personnel arrived to the area, a confrontation occurred between an 18-year-old male, and an Anaheim officer at the intersection of S. Sherrill Street and Ball Road. An officer-involved shooting occurred and the male suspect was struck at least once by police gunfire. The suspect was treated at the scene by responding Anaheim officers and personnel from Anaheim Fire and Rescue before being taken to a local area hospital for further treatment. The suspect remains hospitalized in stable condition. A gun, believed to belong to the suspect was located at the scene. The Anaheim police officer was uninjured.
Additional officers responded to the location of the original call for service where they were confronted with a large house party. Due to the nature of the original call for service (reports of a shooting) and the number of subjects, assistance from the Orange County Sheriff Department was requested. OC Sheriff Deputies responded and assisted APD personnel with scene perimeters and containment. The investigation into the possible shooting at the party, and if the wounded suspect was involved in that shooting is ongoing.
Personnel from the Orange County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene to conduct an officer-involved shooting investigation. Members of the Office of Independent Review and the City of Anaheim Police Review Board also responded.
The Anaheim Police Department Homicide Detectives and the Major Incident Review Team (MIRT) along with personnel from internal affairs also responded to the scene for the investigation.