Agencies: Anaheim Police Department California
Last updated: 6 months ago
The family of an Anaheim man called police this morning concerned that he was possibly drugged out and hallucinating. Eliuth Penaloza Nava, 50, sat parked in his vehicle on 500 West Street around 9:35 a.m. when his family also told officers he was armed with a knife and gun.
Police arrived promptly on scene and attempted to make contact with Nava. Authorities say the man decided to flee in his vehicle and brandished a gun out the window. The slow-speed chase weaved through residential streets when an officer-involved shooting occurred at one point during the pursuit.
Nava drove back to where the incident all began on West Street where he was pulled from the vehicle bloodied from the shooting. Paramedics arrived and transferred him to UCI Medical Center in Orange where he was later pronounced deceased.
Details on what prompted the shooting are scant, but police were equipped with body-worn cameras that were activated during the incident. Authorities also released a photograph of a BB gun recovered at the scene.