A 30-year-old man who threatened to shoot police officers was fatally wounded in an officer-involved shooting Thursday in Anaheim, where an Irvine police attempt to serve a search warrant led to a barricade situation, police said.

The decedent was identified as Daniel Robert Ramirez III of Anaheim, according to Anaheim Police Department Sgt. Luis Correa.

Irvine police went to the 500 block of North Harcourt Street in Anaheim about 9 a.m. to serve the search warrant on a suspect wanted for vehicle burglary, according to Kim Mohr of the Irvine Police Department.

During a search of a detached garage, detectives found a loaded rifle and heard noises in the attic, Correa said.

Anaheim police SWAT was activated and searched the garage, where they found two male suspects had barricaded themselves in the attic, Correa said.

“The suspects were uncooperative and refused to come down,” he said. “After extensive communication with officers, as well as deploying chemical munitions (tear gas), one male suspect came down from the attic. He was uncooperative and was taken into custody after deploying less than lethal techniques.”

Ramirez remained barricaded in the attic and allegedly “made verbal statements he would shoot officers,” Correa said.

“Ultimately an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Correa said.

Tactical medics tried to save the suspect, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Correa.

Two suspects, including the male who had come down from the attic, were arrested. Both were identified as parolees at large, Correa said.

Irvine police originally went to the location looking for a suspect alleged to have stolen guitars and amplifiers from a vehicle, Mohr said.

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