It happened around 12:45 a.m. in the 200 block of North Maxine Street, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
Two officers in a police unit spotted a man sitting in the back seat of a car that was parked outside a home.
They pulled over and approached the car on foot. The man jumped into the driver’s seat and allegedly drove the car toward the officers.
That’s when the officers opened fire, hitting the suspect, who then drove into a parked car.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were hurt in the incident.
The suspect’s identity has not been released. He has been described only as an adult Asian male. It was unclear if he lived in the area.