FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: July 9, 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
Orange County District Attorney’s Office Investigating Officer-involved Shooting on 91 Freeway
A replica handgun designed to look identical to a Beretta 92 FS handgun was recovered at the scene
Replica handgun recovered at scene
Beretta 92 FS handgun
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting involving an on-duty Fullerton Police Department officer in Anaheim on July 5, 2019. A replica handgun designed to look identical to a Beretta 92 FS handgun was recovered at the scene.
An on-duty Fullerton police officer in full uniform was driving in his marked police SUV on the eastbound 91 freeway while taking his police K-9 to the veterinarian for a medical procedure. He observed a 17-year-old female driver, who was also eastbound on the 91 freeway at a high rate of speed, near Glassell Avenue. At some point, the two vehicles made physical contact. An officer-involved shooting occurred and a replica Beretta 92 FS handgun was recovered at the scene next to the female (pictured above). The gun was later identified as a replica handgun designed to look like a real Beretta 92 FS.
The 17-year-old female was transported to the hospital where she later died.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the officer-involved shooting as per County protocol.