An Anaheim police officer shot a gang member on a bicycle who allegedly reached for a gun today.
The man, whose name was withheld, was hospitalized in critical condition and expected to live, according to police, who called him a “documented gang member.”
Anaheim police Deputy Chief Raul Quezada said the shooting in the 200 block of Narda Street occurred about 1:25 a.m.
Police tried to stop the man at Vermont Avenue and Philadelphia Street, but he rode away, Quezada said.
At Narda and Philadelphia streets, the man allegedly reached for a gun and was shot, he said.
A handgun was recovered near where the shooting occurred.