The Irvine shooting on Tuesday is being investigated after a woman said that the suspect "didn't pull out no gun. I'm telling you, I didn't see no gun.” The Irvine shooting which included a suspect being shot by a police officer is being investigated by the Orange County District Attorney's Office and the Irvine Police Department in two separate investigations, according to a Sept. 3, 2013, ABC7 report.
The suspect who was shot in Irvine is alive and was hospitalized. However, the Irvine shooting of 35-year-old Ronald Williams by a police officer is raising quite a few questions.
On Tuesday morning, around 10:40 a.m., police detectives “were preparing” to serve a search warrant on the 1100 block of Crested Bird at the Doria Apartment Homes complex. “Prior to serving the warrant,” police detectives made contact with the suspect in the parking lot of the apartment complex and the suspect was shot while detectives were preparing to detain him.
“Irvine Police say the shooting happened while they were preparing to serve a search warrant related to a sexual assault investigation.”
According to Irvine Police, the warrant for the suspect was being served in a case involving “lewd acts with a child.”
According to Irvine Police, one handgun was found at the scene of the shooting and a fake handgun was found in a car-door pocket.
According to a Los Angeles Times report, investigators found “what appear to be two handguns near the scene of the shooting, police said.”
Julia Engen, spokeswoman for the Irvine Police Department, did not provide any details about the Irvine shooting and “declined to elaborate on the moments that led up to the 10:40 a.m. shooting.”
One witness near the location of the Irvine shooting said that “he heard three quick shots.”
Another witness also heard the shots fired and said that “we saw there was a man with a rifle and later found out he was a detective in plainclothes.”
Lisa Henry, the woman who was in the car with the suspect during the Irvine shooting, described 35-year-old Ronald Williams as a tattoo artist. In exchange for a tattoo, she would come to his residence to babysit his 3-month-old child and clean his apartment.
While she was not injured during the Irvine shooting by a police detective, she told police investigators that Ronald Williams “didn't pull out no gun. I'm telling you, I didn't see no gun.”