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Suspect arrested after shots fired near Chapman University draw big police response

Police arrested a person they believe fired a gun in a popular neighborhood just south Chapman University in Orange early on Sunday.

The report of shots on N. Glassell Street, just north of Maple Avenue, led to an hours-long standoff at an apartment building behind a coffee shop, according to university officials and police.

Administrators at Chapman University sent out an alert warning students and others to stay away from the area. They noted that the shooting did not occur on their campus. Still, they said the situation unfolding nearby would take hours to resolve.

In a statement, Daniele Struppa, the university’s president, said the person police were looking for “is not affiliated with Chapman.”

The Orange Police Department surrounded the area, blocking off N. Glassell Street between Maple and Palm avenues starting at around 9:30 a.m. when they got a call about shots being heard.

When officers got there, according to Sgt. Phil McMullin, they found shell casings, but no victims or a shooter. After a search, they found the possible shooter barricaded inside an apartment building.

That started the standoff, which ended at around 3 p.m. with an arrest. Police haven’t identified the person they arrested.

The part of N. Glassell where the shooting may have occurred is a popular area for visitors, packed with restaurants and quaint Craftsman-style homes south of the Chapman campus.


Source: Orange County Register

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