Photo by Alexander Nguyen
Photo by Alexander Nguyen

A 24-year-old probationer accused of leading Santa Ana police on a pursuit that led to an officer-involved shooting was recovering Monday while in custody.

Armando Antunez was arrested on suspicion of various weapons charges and probation violations, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

Antunez, who was shot in the upper body and hand in the conflict with police about 6 p.m. Sunday, was expected to be released from a hospital Monday but remain in custody, Bertagna said.

Police attempted to talk to a group of alleged gang members, including Antunez, in a neighborhood plagued with gang activity, prompting the suspects to run away, Bertagna said.

The neighborhood gang has been the target of an injunction the county is pursuing in civil court.

— City News Service 

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