LA HABRA (CNS) - A 22-year-old road rage suspect who was killed outside the La Habra police station after an armed confrontation that left an officer critically wounded has been identified by the Orange County coroner's office.
The events began at about 7:05 p.m. on Aug. 6 in the area of the Santa Ana (5) Freeway and the Orange (57) Freeway, where a female motorist called 911 to report a road rage driver, according to Lt. Jose Rocha of the La Habra Police Department.
Police instructed the woman to drive to the station, located at 150 N. Euclid St., and she was followed by the suspect, identified by the coroner's office as Matthew Tuan Tran of Anaheim.
In front of the station, an officer exchanged gunfire with Tran, Rocha said. “Everyone who was working responded and came to the aid of the officer,” he said. Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics responded just after 7:10 p.m. to the station, according to a department spokesman.
Tran was pronounced dead at the scene, Rocha said. The officer was transported to an area trauma center in critical but stable condition.
A firearm was recovered at the scene, police said.
The officer was later released and is recovering at home.
Police identified him as Mark Milward.