Authorities Fatally Shoot Gunman Who Wounded Victim and Shot at Anaheim Police Helicopter, Official Says

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Authorities shot and killed a gunman who wounded a victim and opened fire at a police helicopter during a confrontation Saturday evening, a spokesman for the Anaheim Police Department said.

An Orange County Sheriff's Department vehicle is seen in Anaheim after police fatally shot a man on Feb. 20, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

An Orange County Sheriff's Department vehicle is seen in Anaheim after police fatally shot a man on Feb. 20, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Officers responded about 4:30 p.m. to a report of a shooting in the 2000 block of West Cris Avenue, said police Sgt. Daron Wyatt.

A police helicopter unit spotted two men at the location -- one on the ground, another standing over him and pointing a gun, Wyatt said. Officers arrived and saw the gunman shoot at the helicopter overhead, according to the sergeant.

After refusing to comply with commands from police, the armed man was fatally shot by two officers, Wyatt said. A weapon was recovered at the scene, he added.

The victim, who was shot in the leg by the gunman, was transported to a hospital and was expected to survive, police said. No officers were injured in the encounter.

Police officers and SWAT personnel subsequently responded to an apartment in the 900 block of South Roberts Street, after witnesses reported that a man with a gun ran into the residence, the sergeant said.

That scene was cleared shortly before 7 p.m., the department said on Twitter, adding that no suspects or victims were found there.

Police initially said the SWAT response to the apartment was connected to the shooting. Wyatt later said it was unclear if the two matters were related.