While the latest case is not 100% confirmed, it seems that Anaheim PD shot another man early this morning in the Guinida neighborhood of the city.
Coming shortly after the officer-involved shooting of Manuel Diaz, which has caused mass demonstrations and chaos in Anaheim, a second shooting has come to light.
According to OC Weekly, and citing eyewitness accounts, police shot dead a handcuffed man on the 400 block of West Guinida Lane in the Guinida neighborhood of the city. A photo showing the police on the scene can be viewed here.
According to friends of the family, the latest victim is Joel Acevedo, an Anaheim resident. Acevedo was apparently a suspected car thief.
When witnesses tried to take photos from the second floor of an apartment block, police apparently obscured their view with flashlights.
This second alleged killing happened just a few blocks away from the scene where 24-year-old Manuel Diaz was gunned down by police on Saturday.
According to Sgt. Bob Dunn from the Anaheim Police Department, a handgun was found in the silver SUV driven by Acevedo, which was reportedly stolen.
OC Weekly interviewed a resident in the area, Ana, who claimed that police had chased Acevedo earlier in the week.
According to Sgt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim PD, a handgun was allegedly found in the silver SUV, reportedly stolen, and driven by Acevedo. There were three other occupants in the car. Dunn says that after police officers started pursuing the car, an occupant shot at police, which led the police to shoot back.
OC Weekly has been told by a female resident that she heard five consecutive gunshots coming from Acevedo's apartment, with no apparent gun exchange. She also claims that she has heard reports of the gun being planted on Acevedo, but this report has not been confirmed.
The reporter at OC Weekly apparently found out about the shooting via Facebook, as Acevedo's mother is a friend. The mother, unnamed, had made posts about the Cruz incident in Anaheim, and posted: "I was out and about earlier downtown getting dinner and my car washed. It was eerie. The streets seemed a lil too quiet and sad. My heart seemed to race the few times I heard an ambulance and a firetruck zoom by."
Unfortunately, at the time, she did not know that the incident involved her son, and she is now telling the reporter that the police will not let her see her dead son.
This article will be updated as more information comes to light.