SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) — The Santa Ana Police Department revealed Wednesday that a man shot and killed by an officer was unarmed at the time of the shooting.
Police responded to a disturbance call in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant near Harbor Boulevard and McFadden Avenue around 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
As police approached the man, identified as Hans Arellano, there was a short foot chase and an altercation, according to Corp. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department.
Arellano, 22, was shot in front of a juice shop at 622 S. Harbor Blvd. He was declared dead at the scene.
Arellano was homeless and a father of two children, according to Celine Lopez, who said she was romantically involved with Arellano.
The officer who fired the fatal shot was a 13-year veteran of the force, according to Chief Carlos Rojas of the Santa Ana Police Department.