UPDATE, AUG. 18, 11:29 A.M.: Whether a 23-year-old parolee shot dead by Anaheim Police Tuesday afternoon was armed and, if so, returned fire remain unknown.
But at least we now know who he was.
The department identified him as David Raya, who pleaded guilty in 2006 to felony assault with a firearm. He was then sentenced to four years in state prison.
Police say patrol and undercover officers went looking for Raya, who was considered armed and dangerous, in the 100 block of W. Guinida Lane. What led cops to that location remains a mystery.
A resident of that neighborhood tells the Orange County Register she heard four shots, a pause and then three more shots Tuesday. She went outside to discover multiple officers on top of a man.
Raya died at a local hospital treating him for at least one gunshot wound.
ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 17, 8:51 A.M.: A 23-year-old parolee who was considered armed and dangerous died at a local hospital after he was shot by an Anaheim Police officer or officers just after 1:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of W. Guinida Lane, the department announced.
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The man's name, why he was on parole, why he was considered armed and dangerous, why officers went to that location in search of him and whether the suspect returned fire all remain mysteries at this point.
Here's the scoop from APD's Sgt. Bob Dunn:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 16, 2011
Subject: OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING
On Tuesday afternoon, August 16, 2011, Anaheim Police Officers were in the 100 block of W. Guinida Lane attempting to locate a parolee - at - large who was considered armed and dangerous.
At approximately 1:40 PM, as officers contacted the wanted parolee, an officer involved shooting occurred. Full details of the incident are still under investigation. Paramedics responded and transported the male to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
The identity of the 23 year-old suspect is not being released at this time. In accordance with protocol, this officer involved shooting is being investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's office and the Anaheim Police Department.
Stay tuned for updates.