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    Vehicle pursuit in Anaheim leads to officer-involved shooting early Friday
    • July 6, 2024

    Police shot at a suspect during a vehicle pursuit in Anaheim on Friday after an attempt to stop the vehicle for a hit-and-run traffic collision. The suspect, who was not injured, was detained and a firearm was recovered, authorities said.

    Around 3:45 a.m., officers witnessed a hit-and-run traffic collision and tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver didn’t stop and instead led officers on a vehicle pursuit, according to Anaheim police Sgt. Jon McClintock. During the pursuit, the driver struck a patrol vehicle and pointed a firearm at the pursuing officers, police said.

    McClintock said that two officer-involved shootings occurred during the pursuit: one in the parking lot of a McDonald’s located in the 1100 block of N. State College Blvd. and a second on State College Blvd. near the 91 freeway as the pursuit continued.

    The vehicle pursuit ended in the 2800 block of E. Virginia St. after an officer conducted a PIT maneuver.

    The suspect, 31-year-old Milton Urquiza Cruz of San Pedro, was arrested without further incident. Urquiza Cruz was not struck by gunfire and was not injured, McClintock said, and a firearm was recovered from the vehicle. Urquiza Cruz was booked into the APD’s Detention Facility.

    No officers or members of the community were injured as a result of the pursuit or shootings.

    ​ Orange County Register 

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