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Officer Involved Shooting

Officer Involved Shooting

On 06-22-15 at 02:00 am, a veteran police officer and his trainee attempted to stop a light colored Chevy SUV for traffic violations in the area of Euclid Ave. and Williamson Ave. The female driver failed to yield to the officers and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

The female drove to the area of Euclid Ave. west of Williamson where a male passenger exited the vehicle with a handgun. Officers gave chase to the male on foot, and as he fled from the vehicle he began firing rounds at the officers. The veteran officer returned fire and continued to pursue the male.

A third officer arrived on scene to assist and the suspect began firing rounds at him as well.   The officer also returned fire towards the suspect. The suspect was described as a male in his 20’s wearing a black jersey style shirt with white lettering. The suspect fled the area on foot and a perimeter was established. 

Neither the officers nor the suspect was injured during the exchange of gunfire.  

The three occupants of the vehicle were detained at the station and have since been arrested.

At about 04:30 am, an Anaheim PD officer on the perimeter observed a male matching the description of the shooter. The male was detained and subsequently arrested for felony assault on a police officer. He has been identified as Shane Stephenson (25) of Pomona. He has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer and felony assault on a police officer with a firearm. Mr. Stephenson has an extensive criminal history and is on post release community supervision.

The other occupants of the vehicle, Matthew Fernandez (29) of Buena Park, Brett Chavez (27) of Santa Ana and Shealyn Edgmon (22) of Orange have been arrested for charges including evading, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and outstanding arrest warrants. Ms. Edgmon is on probation for prior criminal convictions. All four are currently in custody at the Fullerton Department. 

The Fullerton Police Department is encouraging anyone with information on this shooting to contact the Fullerton Police Department at (714) 738-6800. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS or go to www.occrimestoppers.org.

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