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Armando Antunez
Armando Antunez

Santa Ana Police Department



Advisory: Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Update From 8-2-2015

Suspect/Arrested: Armando Antunez (24) Santa Ana

On August 2, 2015, at approximately 6 p.m., SAPD Gang Enforcement Officers were conducting a patrol check in the area of 800 South Townsend.

Recently, this area has been plagued with increased violent gang crime and is part of a current gang injunction. Officers saw several gang members loitering in the alley and attempted to contact them.

One of the suspects was armed with a handgun and a short foot pursuit ensued resulting in an officer involved shooting. A loaded semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene. The suspect was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for two gunshot wounds to the torso and hand.

The suspect, Armando Antunez, was arrested for various weapons violations, gang enhancements and a probation violation.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Santa Ana Police Department, Crimes Against Persons Detectives responded to the scene to conduct a joint investigation.

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Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

8 thoughts on “The SAPD updates the officer-involved shooting of Armando Antunez”
  1. The victim was one of the injoinees from the Gang Injunction. He had sucessfully had his name removed with the help of Councilman Benavides and the socialist group Chicano’s United. I guess a young man walking around with a .40 caliber Glock doesn’t pose a risk in this part of the world……..but a gamg injunction does.

  2. I think it’s time to united all the gangs from Santa Ana since there a new “gang” (SAPD) in town.

    1. SAPD is not a gang, or like a gang. It is the agency that enforces the laws, and is subject to the laws itself. To draw a comparison between SAPD and lawless gangs is evil, since these gangs are predators of the first degree. I actually don’t like the whole idea of gang injunctions, but, they are necessary since we don’t have laws that execute murderers and kidnappers. We let known criminals wander the streets, and expect our police to keep order, which is an almost impossible task. So, yes, the gang injunctions are necessary until we lock them up for good, or find a better solution

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