Man killed by police after shooting at 3 people

Feb 21, 2016 2:05 PM by News Staff

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Officers in Southern California have fatally shot a man who fired at two people, wounded someone and opened fire at a police helicopter.

According to Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt officers in the helicopter were checking on reports of gunshots in an Anaheim neighborhood Saturday afternoon when they spotted a gunman standing over another man lying on the ground.

Wyatt said the man, who wasn't identified, drove to his estranged wife's house Saturday after shooting at two random people and confronted his brother-in-law. The two men got into a fight that moved onto the street before the suspect shot his brother-in-law in the leg.

The suspect then fired one round at a police helicopter that was following him. Wyatt says three officers opened fire.

The suspect died at the scene. Wyatt does not know how many shots were fired or how many times the man was hit.

The brother-in-law was taken to the hospital and was expected to survive.

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