Orange Policeman Cleared in Non-Fatal Shooting of Man Armed With $7.44
Updated: Sep 28
Jorge Medina was parked in a Lexus on North Highland Street on the evening of June 30, 2013 when Orange police officer Fernando Maldonado drove by during a routine patrol check. Because no parking is allowed in the alley, the cop turned around to check on the vehicle. By that point, Medina had already exited the car and was walking to open a garage door.
That's when a standoff began that ultimately ended with Medina being shot twice by Maldonado.
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