Armed Man Shot, Wounded by Police in Santa Ana

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john-hortonSANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) — A suspect was hospitalized following an officer-involved shooting in Santa Ana Friday morning.

Two officers were patrolling around 2 a.m. when they were advised about a man with a gun in the 1300 block of Gunther Street.

They confronted the man, who came out of a garage with a handgun, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

The officers ordered the suspect to drop the gun, but he did not comply. That’s when an officer-involved shooting occurred.

The suspect, identified as 43-year-old John Berry Horton, was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center, where he underwent surgery for a bullet wound to the torso.

No officers were hurt in the incident. The shooting is now under investigation.

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