ORANGE (CBSLA.com/AP) — A 31-year-old man shot and killed by police in Anaheim had been arrested a day earlier after running from authorities and crashing his truck into a construction site, police said Sunday.
Officers arrested Paul Anderson after observing him jump over a wall, get into a truck and drive off during a separate incident Friday. He had refused to stop until he crashed, Anaheim police said in a statement.
After learning that California Highway Patrol officers had observed a large stash of marijuana while trying to serve a traffic warrant on a 24-year-old woman at the same home that Anderson had been seen running from, Anaheim police obtained a warrant and seized more than 15 pounds of marijuana, police said.
Anderson then faced additional charges. He was released early Saturday after posting $25,000 bail.
Hours later, Anaheim police went to serve the traffic warrant on Mayra Frausto and saw her get into a car with Anderson and a driver. Officers pulled the vehicle over in the nearby city of Orange, and Anderson got out holding a gun, police said.
Police shot and killed Anderson. Frausto was arrested, police said. It wasn’t immediately clear what happened to the driver.
The district attorney’s office and Orange police are investigating. Officers were wearing cameras at the time, and the footage is expected to be used in the investigation.
Frausto remained in jail in Anaheim on Sunday morning and was not available for comment, Anaheim police Lt. Eric Trapp said.
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