Police: Man killed by officers shot brother-in-law in leg

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Posted: Feb 22, 2016 12:53 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A man fatally shot by Anaheim officers had fired at two people before wounding his brother-in-law and firing a round at a police helicopter, a police spokesman said Sunday.

Danny Rendon, 30, drove to his estranged wife's house Saturday after firing at and missing two strangers, said Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt. Once at his wife's house, he confronted his brother-in-law and a fight between the two men moved to the street, where the suspect shot the brother-in-law in the leg, Wyatt said.

The suspect then fired one round at a police helicopter that had been following him but missed, Wyatt said. He said officers in the helicopter saw him stand over a man who was lying on the ground bleeding.

Three officers on the ground then opened fire after Rendon failed to comply with their orders, he said.

Wyatt did not know how many rounds they fired or how many times the man was hit.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officers were all wearing body cameras and the footage is being reviewed by the Orange County district attorney's office.

The officers are on paid administrative leave.

The brother-in-law was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, he said.