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Officer and Suspect injured in pursuit of armed felon

by: Santa Ana PD
Posted: August 10, 2020



SANTA ANA...On Thursday, August 6th, 2020 at 10:25 PM, the Santa Ana Police Department MET Unit attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a male parolee suspect in the area of 300 N. Harbor Boulevard. The suspect refused to comply and a pursuit was initiated. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle struck a sedan causing him to lose control and collide into a police unit. Orange County Fire Authority personnel responded and treated the officer, suspect, and passenger of the sedan. All injured parties were later transported to an area hospital. 

The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect was traveling east on McFadden Avenue and entered the intersection on a red light. A sedan was traveling north on Euclid Avenue at McFadden Avenue. The suspect’s vehicle struck the sedan causing the suspect to lose control of the vehicle. A patrol unit was traveling west on McFadden Avenue approaching Euclid Avenue when it was struck by the suspect’s vehicle. 

The suspect, identified as Simon Bradley Sulusi from Long Beach, was arrested at the scene for felony evading, felony DUI, and felon in possession of a firearm. He remains in custody at an area hospital. 

The Santa Ana Police Department’s Collision Investigations Unit (CIU) is handling the investigation. Anyone possibly having information about this collision is asked to contact Cpl. W. Hadley at (714) 245-8216 or the Santa Ana Police Department’s Traffic Division at (714) 245-8200. Photos:SAPD

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