3 arrested on suspicion of shooting at officers
By DENISSE SALAZAR / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
ANAHEIM – Three 19-year-old men from Anaheim are behind bars on suspicion of shooting at two officers patrolling a neighborhood early Friday morning, police said.
The officers were driving in an unmarked vehicle in the area of Palm Street and Berry Avenue at about 3:30 a.m. when they believe they heard a round being shot, Sgt. Bob Dunn said.
Moments later, the officers spotted a Toyota driving toward them. That’s when one of the occupants got out and began shooting at the officers, Dunn said. At least one round struck the vehicle, but the officers were not hurt, he said.
The officers backed out of the area and requested backup. Additional officers responded and spotted the suspects’ vehicle at Anaheim Boulevard and Midway Drive, Dunn said.
The occupants – Jordy Roman Martinez, Juan Carlos Covarrubias and Andrew Gomez Sanchez – were taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit.
The suspects were each booked on suspicion of attempted murder and a gang enhancement for street terrorism. Covarrubias was also booked on suspicion of being in possession of a controlled substance. They are each being held in lieu of $1 million bond.
Two firearms were recovered, Dunn said.
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