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Fatal Police Shooting Victim Identified

by Salvatore P. Ciulla on May 26, 2014 · 0 comments

in Aggravated Assault, California Law, Orange County

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santa ana criminal defense attorneyAnaheim Police shot and killed a man during a parole check in late March. Identified as Robert Moreno, Jr., the man was shot by police after he opened fire on officers.

Police say two Anaheim police officers were conducting a parole check on March 20, 2013, when a man began shooting at them from inside a vehicle. Another man took off running. Officers responded to the scene and SWAT and a K-9 unit were called to the scene to hunt for the suspect. A police dog guided its handler to the spot where Moreno was hiding, and he fired shots, striking the dog in the jaw. Officers returned fire, killing Moreno.

Moreno had a criminal history including felony convictions for stealing a car, evading and resisting arrest, drug possession, and a misdemeanor for failing to register as a gang member. He also received sentencing enhancements for criminal street gang activity that resulted in two years in state prison.

In California, there are special statutes protecting police dogs and horses. Assaulting a police animal can get you anywhere from one year in county jail and a $1,000 fine to three years and a $2,000 fine. Injuring or causing the death of a police animal is a felony.

The Law Office of Salvatore Ciulla located in Orange County, California, represents individuals accused of murder and manslaughter, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and embezzlement, child abuse and domestic violence, narcotics possession and sales, drunk driving (DUI) and vehicular homicide, sexual assault and three strikes cases. We also take Juvenile Court cases and all misdemeanor offenses.

Our mission is to provide the best legal representation and counsel to all clients. Every client and every case is important. Call us at 714-542-0500 for a free analysis of your case and/or charges, or contact us at SalCiullaLaw.com.

 

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