SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Sunday said a female suspect has died following an officer-involved shooting in Santa Ana.
Santa Ana police Cmdr. Eric Paulson says the shooting happened shortly before 8 a.m. in an alleyway in the 800 block of South Townsend Street after two patrolling officers confronted the woman.
“When they confronted the woman an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Paulson said.
The woman was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead at 8:55 a.m.
The Coroner has not officially confirmed the identity of the deceased, but the woman’s family spoke out to KCAL9’s Brittney Hopper and confirmed the dead woman is their relative, Jessica Gonzalez.
A makeshift memorial went up in the city of Orange where 44-year-old Jennifer Solario was shot and killed Thursday.
Gonzalez was a suspect last week in Solario’s murder, they were partners for 11 years.
“They were always out, [Solario] was always walking around, smoking a cigarette, walking her dog,” said Solario’s neighbor Kevin Sandobal, “just pretty much talking to everyone around here.”
Gonzalez no longer being a threat to neighbors is a relief to Sandobal. He told Hopper, “There’s less pressure off of us, knowing she isn’t coming back. She pretty much kept us indoors [after the shooting.]”
“It’s not uncommon to hear gunshots in this area, but this morning it was very loud. It actually woke me up,” said witness Brad Farrell.
No officers were injured.
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