Thu. Jun 1st, 2023

Holding signs reading “Ernesto Canepa’s Life Matters” and with expletives directed toward police, more than a dozen people at Tuesday’s Santa Ana City Council meeting protested Friday’s officer-involved shooting that left Ernesto Javier Canepa Diaz, a 27-year-old man dead, according to the O.C. Register.

Few details have emerged about the incident. Santa On Tuesday, Santa Ana Police told the Orange County Register that Canepa was accused of robbing a 63-year-old woman on Feb. 13 while she was loading her grandchildren into a car in the 2300 block of N. Louise St., according to the Voice of OC.



The SAPD has not clarified what happened.  What we know is that several police officers approached Canepa as he stood next to a vehicle “believed to be shown in security camera footage of the robbery” and he was shot to death.

We have a Latino Police Chief in Santa Ana, Carlos Rojas, and an all-Latino City Council – but that doesn’t seem to be helping.

Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the fatal police shooting of Canepa and of two other Mexican nationals fatally shot by police in February in Texas and Washington state. The agency asked the U.S. Justice Department to join the investigations, according to the O.C. Register.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

3 thoughts on “Ernesto Javier Canepa Diaz’s family wants to know why the SAPD shot and killed him”
  1. First, Mejicos Foreign ministry should worry about their own freaking country’s corruption before telling a civilized country what to do. This scum got shot for not complying with officers orders and trying to running them over. If he would have done what he was told to do he would be alive today.

  2. show respect and removed that hat, binch paisa , whaaa whhha , whyyyy , f*cken fat ass sister, u brother was shot cause he made a deadly, bold moved in being very combatant toward the cops

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