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Armed man shot by Santa Ana police expected to survive

January 4, 2013 | 10:44 am
John Berry Horton

A 43-year-old Santa Ana man injured in an officer-involved shooting early Friday morning was expected to survive, police said.

John Berry Horton, of Santa Ana, allegedly pointed a fully loaded .44 magnum revolver at police officers in his mother's front yard shortly before 2 a.m., said police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department.

Horton refused to follow police orders and was shot twice in the upper torso, Bertagna said. 

Police were called to North Gunther Street and Morningside Avenue after a resident called to report a man with a gun in his neighborhood.

Horton, who is on parole for narcotics violations, was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center.

Officers involved in the shooting were placed on paid administrative leave pending a psychological clearance for duty. Per protocol, the Orange County District Attorney will investigate the incident.


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Photo: John Berry Horton. Credit: Santa Ana Police Department.