Date: April 15, 2019




Melanie Eustice, Chief of Administration and Public Affairs

                                Office: 714-347-8443, Cell: 714-975-3002

Kimberly Edds, Public Information Officer

                                Office: 714-347-8405, Cell: 714-504-1917


SANTA ANA, Calif. – Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Todd Spitzer released the investigation findings and legal conclusions of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) non-fatal officer-involved shooting of Randall Allen.

The full letter, “OCDA Report Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation – Randall Allen,” is available at by selecting Officer-Involved Shootings and Custodial Death Letters under the Reports pull-down menu. There is no relevant video or audio evidence to release.

On Jan. 23, 2018, the OCDA filed criminal charges against Allen in Orange County Superior Court case # 18HF0097, consisting of one felony count each of Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Second Degree Robbery, Possession of Flammable Material, Arson of Another’s Property, Resisting and Deterring an Executive Deputy, and Brandishing a Deadly Weapon.

On Nov. 28, 2018, the OCDA amended the Complaint to add one felony count of Criminal Threats. On that date, Allen pled guilty to Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Resisting and Deterring an Executive Deputy, Brandishing a Deadly Weapon, and Criminal Threats. The remaining counts were dismissed. Allen was sentenced to nine months in jail and placed on three years of formal probation. Terms of his probation include restitution for all eight counts, to stay away from the victims, to cooperate with probation regarding mental health and substance abuse treatment as directed, and to not possess any weapons or firearms.