Two young men and two teenagers were arrested Tuesday following a burglary at a shuttered marijuana dispensary that triggered a pursuit and an officer-involved shooting, police said.
A police dog bit one of the suspects in the pursuit.
It wasn’t known why the four allegedly tried to break into the former pot shop as the facility had been closed for a year.
Francisco Sosa of Corona and Justin Lopez of Orange, both 18, and two 17- year-old boys — one from Fullerton and the other from Orange — were booked on suspicion of burglary and resisting arrest, Huntington Beach Police Officer Jennifer Marlatt said.
A witness called police about 12:15 a.m. to report the break-in at the former marijuana dispensary in the 17500 block of Griffin Lane, which has been closed for at least a year, Marlatt said.
When officers arrived, they saw four suspects run away and gave chase, Marlatt said. During the pursuit, an officer fired a gun, but no one was injured, she said.
Two of the suspects stopped after the gunfire and surrendered to police, but one of the men and a 17-year-old kept running and were later spotted by a sheriff’s helicopter team hiding in some brush, Marlatt said.
As police tried to arrest them, a police dog bit the 17-year-old suspect, who was treated at an area hospital and released, Marlatt said.
The 17-year-old suspects, whose names were withheld, were booked into Juvenile Hall, Marlatt said.
—City News Service
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