The armed suspect accused of shooting a bicyclist along a Sunset Beach greenbelt before the alleged gunman was shot by Huntington Beach police has a criminal history of leading police on a chase and possession of drugs.

Manuel David Silva, 40, of Norwalk, remained hospitalized Tuesday and was expected to survive his injuries. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, according to Huntington Beach Police Department arrest logs.

The man Silva allegedly shot was also expected to survive his injuries, police said.

Silva pleaded guilty April 19, 2019, to a felony count of leading police on a chase in November of 2017, according to court records. He also admitted misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, hit and run with property damage, driving under the influence of a drug, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Silva also pleaded guilty to petty theft in June of 2013.

Police responded to a report of a shooting just after 12:20 p.m. Monday at Third Street and South Pacific Avenue in Sunset Beach, said Jennifer Carey of the Huntington Beach Police Department.

When officers arrived they found the armed man, and at least one officer opened fire, striking the suspect, Carey said. The suspect did not comply with multiple commands before he was shot, Carey said.

Both the suspect and the man he allegedly shot were taken to a hospital. The suspect was initially in critical condition.

It does not appear the victim and suspect were previously acquainted, police said. The victim was found a few blocks north of where the suspect was taken into custody.

No officers were injured.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will investigate the police shooting.

Anyone with information relevant to investigators was asked to call Orange County Crime Stoppers, which will accept anonymous tips, at 855-TIP-OCCS.

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