Crime & Justice

Santa Ana police investigate officer shooting that left man dead at mall

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Santa Ana police are investigating an incident that left one man dead Tuesday afternoon after he was shot by police.

Police spokesman Anthony Bertagna said officers were called to a shopping mall at the 600 block of South Harbor Street a around 3 pm. Tuesday, where a "belligerent and possibly under the influence of drugs and alcohol" was causing a problem.

Officers confronted the man and chased him after he ran off. He was shot a short distance later and pronounced dead at the scene. 

The man's name and other details haven't been released. Bertagna said it was not yet known if a gun was found at the scene.

There were no other injuries reported.