A man was shot by Anaheim police Monday morning near the site of an investigation into human trafficking and the exploitation of immigrants from Mexico that often accompanies it.
According to the APD, the incident took place on Syracuse Street near Lincoln Avenue. Police had the apartment building there under surveillance when a man approached officers and “a confrontation ensued.”
The shooting took place about 6 a.m. Despite his wound the man fled on foot, but was arrested at a nearby mobile home park. His name was not released and he was taken to an area hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
It’s unclear that he had any relationship to the operation being investigated. Police say they suspected that a ring of human traffickers smuggled people into the U.S. and then held them for ransom. A SWAT team served search warrants on three apartments and released people inside.
Police are seeking the driver of the car that dropped off the man. They’re looking for a black Toyota Camry with a license plate of 8BXD306.