Police Abuse

Santa Ana Cop Shoots Unarmed Homeless Man After Foot Pursuit

Was being "combative" at a McDonald's parking lot


Santa Ana police confirmed Wednesday that an officer shot and killed an unarmed 22-year-old homeless man after a short foot pursuit at a shopping center 24 hours ago.

Hans Kevin Arellano was shot once in the chest when he got into a confrontation with a female 13-year veteran officer in a juice shop parking lot near South Harbor Boulevard and McFadden Avenue, according to Santa Ana interim Police Chief Carlos Rojas.

Rojas said Arellano was "combative" when he initially got into altercations with various people in a McDonald's parking lot around 3 p.m.