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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Anaheim Police Chief Confirms Danny Rendon Dropped Gun Before Cops Shot Him Dead

Updated: Sep 4, 2020

Anaheim police chief Raul Quezada addressed residents gathered at James Madison Elementary last night about his department's latest fatal officer-involved shooting. The trouble started on Saturday, when Danny Rendon shot at two people around the 900 block of South Roberts Street in the city. No one was injured in the initial shooting, but 911 calls started flooding in reporting that the 30-year-old man drove away from the scene with gun in hand.

The events turned next to the 2000 block of West Cris Avenue, where Rendon's estranged wife lived. "He just fired off a shot right now," one resident said in released 911 audio clip. When police arrived at the scene, they found Rendon holding a gun in the street after he had shot his brother-in-law in the leg. According to authorities, he also fired once at a police helicopter circling overhead. Around 4:45 p.m. three officers shouted police commands before fatally shooting Rendon.

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