SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Police say a man who was wounded early Friday morning in an officer-involved shooting at a Santa Ana home may have possibly stayed or lived at the residence.
The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. outside of a home in the 3600 block of West Morningside Avenue in Santa Ana, Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
Officers, who were on their regular patrol, were flagged down by someone stating there was a man in his garage with a gun.
“They came to this residence. A 43-year-old male Caucasian exited the house with a handgun,” Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. “Officers advised him to drop the weapon. He refused to comply, that’s when the officer-involved shooting occurred.”
According to police, the man, who was later identified as John Berry Horton, was shot several times in the torso.
Horton was taken to UCI Medical Center where he underwent surgery. His condition is unknown.
No officers were injured in the incident.
Bertagna told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO investigators are looking into the possibility that Horton was shot on his own property.
“My understanding is he has something to do with the residence, whether he was staying there or living there,” Bertagna said.
Homicide and internal affairs detectives are investigating the shooting.