Saturday was Bloody Also: 3 Die in Hit-and-Run of Bike, Police Shooting and Fontana Gunfire

Image from surveillance video shows truck police believe may have been the hit-and-run vehicle.
Image from surveillance video shows truck police believe may have been the hit-and-run vehicle.
Courtesy of Anaheim Police Department

We earlier told you about what had to be one of the bloodiest Halloweens in Orange County history. Turns out Saturday was pretty bloody as well as police from different agencies dealt with a fatal officer-involved shooting, the hit-and-run of a mother of eight on a bike and the fatal shooting of a local near the speedway in Fontana.

As we did with the Friday incidents, we'll present Saturday's in order of the time they happened.

Just after 8 a.m., a man tried to force his way into a home in the 9900 block of Aldgate Avenue, Garden Grove, says police spokesman Lt. Ben Stauffer, who continued with this account: The residents called emergency to report an attempted burglary in progress. The fellow at the door later said he was being chased and asked to be let in. Once inside, he armed himself with a knife and threatened to kill a female resident. A male resident armed himself with a shotgun and was later stabbed in the arm. Cops managed to get inside and confront the man with a knife before an officer-involved shooting happened. The unidentified man was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he died from his injuries. The male resident was in stable condition at Garden Grove Medical Center, where he was being treated for his stab wound. The Orange County District Attorney's office is investigation the police shooting.

Just before 4 p.m., San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies were flagged down along Beech Avenue in an unincorporated area of Fontana about a mile east of Auto Club Speedway. Deputies discovered there had been a triple shooting, and all three victims were taken to a hospital. That is where Ronald Belk, 51, 45, of Trabuco Canyon, died at 4:34 p.m., according to deputies. Also wounded were a 15-year-old boy and a 48-year-old man, both of Fontana. No other details have been released other than the fact no arrests have been made. Anyone with additional information is asked to call sheriff's Detective Troy Mooradian or Sgt. Scott Landen at 909.387.3589.

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Just before 9:15 p.m., Daniella Rafaela Palacios was struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle near the intersection of North Magnolia and West La Palma avenues, Anaheim, according to police spokesman Lt. Bob Dunn, who added she was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where she was pronounced dead shortly before 1 a.m. Dunn described her as 44, the mother of eight and an Anaheim resident. KABC/Channel 7 reported Palacios was also a grandmother who would often help the homeless in the area, as she had once been homeless herself. Dunn later released an image pulled from surveillance video of a white pickup truck that may have hit Palacios, stopped briefly and then sped off. He directed anyone with information to contact Orange County Crime Stoppers, even anonymously, at 855.847.6227 (855.TIP.OCCS) or via occrimestoppers.org.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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