A man was fatally wounded Saturday during a shootout with police officers behind a vacant business in Placentia, authorities said.
Officers said they spotted a suspicious, occupied vehicle about 1:10 a.m. parked behind a vacant commercial space in the 800 block of North Rose Drive.
A shooting broke out when they made contact with the lone suspect inside the vehicle, said Placentia police Lt. Chris Anderson.
The suspect shot at officers striking the front windshield of a patrol car, Anderson said.
“The suspect was shot and officers immediately began life-saving measures. The man was transported to a local trauma center, where he was pronounced deceased,” he said.
A loaded handgun was recovered at the scene, Anderson said.
No officers were injured.
Placentia police detectives urged anyone with any information regarding the incident to call them at 714-993-8146 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.