Southern California police open fire on shooting suspect

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Officers in Southern California have fatally shot a man suspected of shooting and wounding someone and firing at a police helicopter that was following him.

Sgt. Daron Wyatt said officers in the helicopter were checking on reports of gunshots in an Anaheim neighborhood Saturday afternoon when they spotted a gunman standing over another man lying on the ground.

Wyatt said the gunman shot a round at the helicopter.

When officers on the ground confronted the man, they ordered him to drop his weapon. Wyatt said he refused, so officers shot him.

A firearm was recovered from the scene.

The Orange County Register reports ( the man lying on the ground was shot in the leg and was taken to the hospital in stable condition.