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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Santa Ana Cop that Killed Steve Salgado Involved in Prior Fatal Shooting

Relatives of Steve Salgado and anti-police brutality activists hit the streets of Santa Ana in protest following the young man's death at the hands of police last month. Gang Suppression Unit detectives patrolled Birch Street on the afternoon of January 29 when they encountered Salgado. The 18-year-old exited from the passenger side of a car, leading police on a foot pursuit when an officer-involved shooting happened shortly after. Details don't stretch far beyond that for now.

"We know that Steve was coming back from a kids soccer game," says attorney Christian Pereira. "It was a very short chase from an alleyway through an apartment complex. That's pretty much all we know."

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

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