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Suspect fatally shot by Anaheim police identified as cousin of Santa Ana councilman

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- The man who was fatally shot by Anaheim police at the end of an hourslong standoff has been identified as the cousin of Santa Ana City Councilmember Johnathan Ryan Hernandez.

Hernandez said his cousin, identified as Brandon Lopez, was having a mental health crisis when he was shot.

"They killed him" Hernandez told the website Voice of OC. "In my district, in my city, in front of his family, my family member gets killed on the very block he grew up in, by a police department that isn't even from here. Then they left. They just dipped. Business as usual. This was a mental health crisis. He needed help."

Santa Ana city officials on Wednesday offered condolences to the family in a statement.

Police say Lopez, an armed robbery suspect, was seen Tuesday evening driving a stolen vehicle in Santa Ana before a pursuit started.

An Anaheim police helicopter joined the pursuit along with Santa Ana police and the suspect's vehicle became disabled in a construction area near Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street, where police attempted to negotiate a surrender with the suspect.

Officers say negotiators worked for three hours to get him to surrender before SWAT personnel from Anaheim PD took over. Another hour of trying to convince the suspect proved unsuccessful.

Eventually, chemical agents were deployed to draw Lopez out of the vehicle and, after he stepped out, at least one officer opened fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lopez is survived by four children and his parents.

The Orange County District Attorney's office opened an investigation into the shooting.



City News Service contributed to this report.
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Santa Ana Councilman Johnathan Ryan Hernandez was at the gym when his mother called him to say his cousin was barricaded inside a car, surrounded by police.

Hernandez rushed over to Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street in Santa Ana, where he watched for hours the standoff that ended with Anaheim police fatally shooting his cousin Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Anaheim police said the man, Brandon Lopez, led them on a high-speed chase, was driving a stolen vehicle and had outstanding warrants for armed robberies.

Hernandez said his cousin was a man with a difficult past but a good heart who had suffered from mental illness since he was 8 years old. Lopez, 34, was suicidal, Hernandez said, and posed a danger only to himself and not others.

“’He’s suicidal. He’s not homicidal. This is a cry for help,’” he said he told officers.

The councilman criticized police, saying his cousin’s death was preventable. In interviews Wednesday and early Thursday, Hernandez described what he saw during those hours, including encounters he and his family had with Santa Ana officers who demonstrated what he said was a callous attitude that night. Hernandez said he identified himself as a councilman and a mental health professional and shared that his cousin was mentally ill and suicidal. But he said his efforts to intervene were rebuffed and police ignored important information he offered about Lopez’s mental state.

He labeled the shooting – by Anaheim officers – a murder.

“They flash banged the vehicle and murdered him in front of us,” Hernandez said Wednesday, referring to flash grenades police threw at Lopez’s car before he jumped out and was shot multiple times.

“This was a mental health crisis,” Hernandez said.

Police said they believe Lopez was armed. But late Wednesday, state Attorney General Rob Bonta announced that the California Department of Justice is planning to investigate the shooting under the auspices of a new state law, AB 1506, which calls for independent investigations in officer-involved shootings resulting in the death of unarmed individuals.

The Anaheim Police Department also is investigating the shooting.

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Anaheim police said they began chasing Lopez, who was spotted driving a stolen car, after he failed to stop as ordered. But because he was driving dangerously, during rush hour and crossing over into oncoming traffic, police said they stopped the pursuit and continued to monitor him by helicopter.

Hernandez said that Lopez, a tattoo artist, was driving his girlfriend’s car. The two may have had a fight and she reported it stolen to police, he said. Before Lopez’s cell phone battery died, he called one of his four children, his oldest son.

He told the teen “he was going to get his life together and he was going to be OK and that everything was fine,” Hernandez said.

But Hernandez said his cousin, who he said may have been high on drugs at the time, was anything but fine. He had expressed suicidal thoughts. “He said he wanted to die today.”

The vehicle Lopez was driving, a Dodge Charger, got stuck around 5 p.m. Tuesday on tracks being constructed for the OC Streetcar.

Officers ordered him out of the car. He refused.

Hernandez, one of several family members at the scene, said he heard officers yelling, “Get the (expletive) out of the vehicle.”

“That’s what they call negotiating,” he said.

Anaheim police Sgt. Shane Carringer said officers on the scene attempted to negotiate with Lopez for hours.

“These are trained negotiators who worked tirelessly to convince the subject to surrender peacefully,” he wrote in an email Thursday.

An Anaheim SWAT team took over from Santa Ana about three hours into the standoff. Two hours later, a SWAT officer threw a chemical agent – the flash grenade – either inside or near the car, creating flashes, as seen in a video by the news organization OnScene TV. The video shows a back window in the car also cracking, and seconds later, Lopez ran out of the car. He was then shot, repeatedly.

“They just pretty much forced him out of the vehicle and killed him,” Hernandez said.

According to the councilman, the shooting was avoidable.

When he first arrived on the scene, Hernandez said he introduced himself to officers as a councilman, a mental health professional and the suspect’s cousin, offering to talk him down.

“He was proud of me for becoming an elected official. He would have listened to me,” said Hernandez, who works with foster youth in Orange County.

But Hernandez said police rebuffed him and ignored any information he provided about his cousin.

According to the councilman, here’s how an exchange between him and a Santa Ana officer went when he offered to help:

“I’m a mental health professional. I work for the county. As a councilman, I have jurisdiction in this district. And he’s my cousin.”

She replied: “You’re no more special than anybody else.”

“I’m trying to make sure you don’t kill him,” Hernandez said he told her.

Her reply: “People kill people every day.”

“I told her, ‘Why are you so aggressive? That’s my family member. He’s having a mental health crisis.’”

“After they killed him and my mom said, ‘That’s my nephew,’ another cop said, ‘I don’t care. Stand behind the yellow line.’”

Asked whether such responses are appropriate for the situation, Santa Ana police released this statement Thursday: “The Santa Ana Police Department has an expectation and standards of professionalism for all of its employees, especially during sensitive and emotionally charged traumatic incidents. Any loss of life is tragic under any circumstance. We will review the alleged statements by any of our officers and address the issue accordingly.”

Across the country, many law enforcement agencies are grappling with the best way to respond with situations involving mental health emergencies. In Orange County, for example, the Sheriff’s Department in March formed a new bureau to focus on mental health calls and interactions with those who are homeless.

Hernandez, who grew up in Santa Ana’s low-income Artesia Pilar neighborhood surrounded by gang violence, said the shooting has left him with “zero faith in police.”

“I’ve learned that we as civilians cannot trust police with our safety,” he said. “We cannot trust them when your family member is having a mental health crisis.”

RELATED: Santa Ana’s new Councilman Johnathan Hernandez: Homegrown in Artesia Pilar

Hernandez also called for the officers involved to be held responsible for what they did.

“I want to see police accountability,” Hernandez said. “You can’t just murder people and get away with it.”

 

Carringer, of Anaheim’s police department, declined to comment with specifics on the case while it’s under investigation. An internal review, he wrote, “will examine our policy, procedures, communication, tactics, training and equipment used.”

Anaheim police work with people “in crisis on a daily basis and our city is currently fine tuning our CCRT (Community Care Response Team) program in addition to expanding services to deal with those who require mental health assistance,” Carringer wrote in an email Thursday.

“Any officer involved shooting is tragic, especially for the family of the subject involved, for obvious reasons,” Carringer wrote. “But I can assure you few departments are as self-critical as (Anaheim police) and our internal process works to better the service our officers deliver by incorporating information from major incident reviews.”

On Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m., Lopez’s family and friends will gather for a vigil at the site where he died. He was shot just a block or two away from the home where he grew up.

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Santa Ana: Man Shot To Death In Home's Front Yard

An armed robbery suspect was fatally shot by Anaheim police after a car and helicopter pursuit in Santa Ana on Tuesday, and Wednesday the Orange County District Attorney's office opened an investigation into the shooting.

The suspect was seen by police driving a stolen car around 5 p.m. Tuesday in Santa Ana and when two Anaheim police patrol vehicles attempted to stop him, the suspect drove away and a police pursuit began, said Sgt. Shane Carringer of the Anaheim Police Department.

An Anaheim police helicopter joined the pursuit along with Santa Ana police and the suspect's car became disabled in a construction area near Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street, where police attempted to negotiate a surrender with the suspect, Carringer said.

The man in the stolen car was wanted for multiple felony warrants, according to police.

Police negotiators spent three hours trying to negotiate with the suspect before SWAT personnel from the Anaheim Police Department took over. They worked for over an hour to convince the suspect to surrender, but the man refused, remaining barricaded inside the stolen car.

Just before 10 p.m. officers used chemical agents to draw the suspect out of his vehicle and, after he stepped out, a police officer shot him. Carringer said only Anaheim police were involved in the shooting.

Video shows the man exiting the car after a cloud of chemical agents is released. Multiple gunshots can be heard on the recording. Investigators Wednesday were working to determine how many rounds were fired and by whom.

The suspect died at the scene and no officers were injured, police said. Details about why officers began shooting were not available.

Police did not release the name of the man who was fatally shot, pending notification of family.

Santa Ana police will be assisting the district attorney's office with the investigation. The Anaheim Police Major Incident Review Team is also investigating.

Wednesday morning, Santa Ana Boulevard was shut down near Bristol Street for the investigation, to vehicles and pedestrians.

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  • Mourners stand near a memorial for 34-year-old Brandon Lopez at intersection of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street during a vigil for Lopez in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Anaheim police fatally shot Brandon Lopez at the intersection after a long standoff. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Santa Ana Councilman Johnathan Ryan Hernandez, right, embraces a grieving Jordan Lopez, son of Brandon Lopez, during a vigil for Brandon Lopez at the intersection of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Anaheim police fatally shot Brandon Lopez at the intersection after a long standoff. Councilman Johnathan Ryan Hernandez is Brandon Lopez’ cousin. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A tear run down the face of Jordan Lopez, son of Brandon Lopez, during a vigil for his father at the intersection of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Tony Lopez, father of Brandon, stands behind Jordan. Anaheim police fatally shot Brandon Lopez at the intersection after a long standoff. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Family photos of 34-year-old Brandon Lopez are put on display in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 30, 2021 for a vigil at the intersection of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street for Lopez, who was fatally shot by Anaheim police after a long standoff. Lopez is cousin to Santa Ana Councilman Johnathan Ryan Hernandez who was at the scene when Lopez was killed. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Santa Ana Councilman Johnathan Ryan Hernandez raises his fist leads a chant, “Remember his name! Brandon Lopez” during a vigil for Brandon at the intersection of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Councilman Hernandez was at the scene when his cousin, Brandon Lopez, was fatally shot by Anaheim police after a long standoff. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Rosie Gonzalez, center, cousin of Brandon Lopez, is joined by her husband Manny, right, at the intersection of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street for a vigil for Brandon Lopez in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Anaheim police fatally shot Brandon Lopez at the intersection after a long standoff. Rosie and Manny Gonzalez were both at the scene when Lopez was killed. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A grieving Tony and Johanna Lopez, center, parents of Brandon Lopez, are joined by Brandon’s children Bella, left, and Jordan Lopez, right, during a vigil for Brandon Lopez at the intersection of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Anaheim police fatally shot Brandon Lopez at the intersection after a long standoff. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A family photo of 24-year-old Brandon Lopez is on display in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 30, 2021 for a vigil at the intersection of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street for Lopez who was fatally shot by Anaheim police after a long standoff. Lopez is cousin to Santa Ana Councilman Johnathan Ryan Hernandez who was at the scene when Lopez was killed. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A woman lights a candle in the memorial setup for Brandon Lopez at intersection of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street during a vigil for Lopez in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Anaheim police fatally shot Brandon Lopez at the intersection after a long standoff. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Jordan Lopez, son of Brandon Lopez, cries during a vigil for this father at the intersection of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 30, 2021. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • An emotional Tony Lopez, center, father of Brandon Lopez, speaks over a megaphone during a vigil at the intersection of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Lopez recounted how on the night his son was fatally killed by Anaheim police he went to the scene, crossing the police tape, and tried to convince police that the man involved in a standoff was his son, “They didn’t believe me!”, Lopez cried out. Tony Lopez said he was then detained and put in the back of a patrol car. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A memorial for 34-year-old Brandon Lopez is erected at the intersection of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street for a vigil for Lopez in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Anaheim police fatally shot Brandon Lopez at the intersection after a long standoff. Lopez is cousin to Santa Ana Councilman Johnathan Ryan Hernandez who was at the scene when Lopez was killed. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Rosie Gonzalez, left, comforts Bella Lopez, daughter of Brandon Lopez, during a vigil for her father at the intersection of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Anaheim police fatally shot Brandon Lopez at the intersection after a long standoff. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Santa Ana Councilman Johnathan Ryan Hernandez, left, looks on as his distraught cousin, Jordan Lopez, bottom, son of Brandon Lopez, cries while his grandfather Tony Lopez, right, speaks over a megaphone during a vigil at the intersection of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Tony Lopez recounted how on the night his son was fatally killed by Anaheim police he went to the scene, crossing the police tape, and tried to convince police that the man involved in a standoff was his son, “They didn’t believe me!”, Lopez cried out. Tony Lopez said he was then detained and put in the back of a patrol car. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Santa Ana Councilman Johnathan Ryan Hernandez, right, embraces a grieving Jordan Lopez, son of Brandon Lopez, as Jordan’s sister, Bella, left, looks on during a vigil for their father at the intersection of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Anaheim police fatally shot Brandon Lopez at the intersection after a long standoff. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Over 200 family, friends and others gathered at the intersection of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street to hold a vigil for Brandon Lopez in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Anaheim police fatally shot Brandon Lopez at the intersection after a long standoff. Lopez is cousin to Santa Ana Councilman Johnathan Ryan Hernandez who was at the scene when Lopez was killed. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Tears run down the face of Jordan Lopez, son of Brandon Lopez, during a vigil for his father at the intersection of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street in Santa Ana on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Anaheim police fatally shot Brandon Lopez at the intersection after a long standoff. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    Santa Ana College shooting: Man fatally shot, 2 detained - ABC7

    Police fatally shoot robbery suspect following hourslong standoff in Santa Ana

    Police shot and killed a robbery suspect after an hourslong standoff in Santa Ana Tuesday night.

    The incident began about 5 p.m. when Anaheim police spotted the suspect, who was wanted on suspicion of committing armed robberies, driving a stolen vehicle.

    The officers attempted a traffic stop but the suspect fled, prompting a pursuit, the Anaheim Police Department stated in a news release.

    The suspect began driving dangerously so officers terminated the pursuit, but a police helicopter observed the vehicle become disabled in a construction area on Santa Ana Boulevard, east of Bristol Street, the news release stated.

    Police units responded to the location, but the suspect refused to come out of the vehicle.

    Negotiations continued for about three hours before SWAT personnel and tactical negotiators were called in to help.

    After further negotiations failed, chemical agents were used in an attempt to get the suspect to comply, the Police Department said.

    The unidentified suspect exited the vehicle around 10 p.m. and officers opened fire moments later.

    The suspect was declared dead at the scene.

    Officials did not provide details on what prompted police to shoot, and it’s unknown whether the suspect was armed.

    No officers were injured in the shooting, which is under investigation.

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    Santa Ana city officials issued condolences Thursday to Councilman Johnathan Ryan Hernandez, after officers from nearby Anaheim fatally shot his cousin Brandon Lopez after an hours-long standoff.

    Several investigations into the shooting are ongoing, including by the California Department of Justice.

    Hernandez said his cousin was having a mental health crisis when he was shot. Hernandez and other family members of Lopez were present at the scene of the standoff when the shooting occurred.

    "They killed him," Hernandez told the website Voice of OC. "In my district, in my city, in front of his family, my family member gets killed on the very block he grew up in, by a police department that isn't even from here. Then they left. They just dipped. Business as usual. This was a mental health crisis. He needed help."

    Lopez, who was identified as a suspect with a history of armed robberies, was seen by police driving a stolen vehicle around 5 p.m. Tuesday in Santa Ana and when two Anaheim police patrol vehicles attempted to stop him, he drove away and a police pursuit began, said Sgt. Shane Carringer of the Anaheim Police Department.

    An Anaheim police helicopter joined the pursuit along with Santa Ana police and Lopez's vehicle became disabled after he crashed into a railroad construction site in the area of Santa Ana Boulevard and Bristol Street, where police attempted to negotiate a surrender with him, Carringer said.

    Police negotiators spent three hours trying to negotiate with Lopez to surrender peacefully before SWAT personnel from the Anaheim Police Department took over. They worked for over an hour to attempt to persuade him to surrender but Lopez refused.

    Just before 10 p.m. Tuesday officers used chemical agents to draw Lopez out of his vehicle and after he stepped out, a police officer shot him.

    Video shows Lopez exiting the car after a cloud of chemical agents is released. Multiple gunshots can be heard on the recording. Investigators Wednesday were working to determine how many rounds were fired and by whom.

    Carringer said only Anaheim police were involved in the shooting.

    Lopez died at the scene and no officers were injured, police said.

    Santa Ana police will be assisting the Orange County District Attorney's Office with the investigation of the shooting. The Anaheim PD Major Incident Review Team and Internal Affairs, along with the Anaheim Police Review Board and the Office of Independent Review, were also at the scene of the shooting to investigate.

    The California DOJ is investigating the incident under Assembly Bill 1506, state Attorney General Rob Bonta announced in a statement Wednesday evening.

    AB 1506 requires the California DOJ to "investigate and review for potential criminal liability an officer-involved shooting," particularly when the shooting results "in the death of an unarmed civillian," according to the California Attorney General's website.

    Lopez is survived by four children and his parents.

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