A suspect in an armed robbery Friday in Anaheim that resulted in the death of a second suspect who opened fire on police was identified Saturday as Paul Brian Marval III, 39, of Lake Elsinore.
Marval was booked shortly after 11 p.m. Friday at the Anaheim Police Department Temporary Detention Facility, where he was held in lieu of $100,000 bail on suspicion of robbery, attempted burglary, probation violation, and possession of a stolen vehicle.
The Anaheim PD on Saturday also released more details about Friday’s dramatic standoff that led to the death of the second suspect, whose identity has not been revealed by authorities.
In a news release issued Saturday afternoon, the PD gave the following account of Friday’s incidents:
At 1:51 p.m. Friday, Anaheim PD officers were called to investigate the armed robbery at Fry’s Electronics in the 3300 block of E. La Palma Ave.
As officers drove to the scene, witnesses called 911 to report that possible suspects in the armed robbery had entered a dark-colored SUV and sped out of the Fry’s parking lot.
A short time later, Anaheim Police Dispatch received reports of a hit-and run traffic collision in the intersection of Tustin Avenue and Miraloma Avenue involving a tan pickup truck and a dark SUV.
After the collision, two male suspects were seen running from the dark SUV. One male, later identified as Marval, ran east on Miraloma Avenue from Tustin Avenue. Witnesses directed a passing California Highway Patrol officer to that suspect and Marval was detained without incident.
Witnesses positively identified Marval as having been involved in the armed robbery at Fry’s and subsequent hit-and-run traffic collision.
The other suspect in the armed robbery traffic collision ran northeast of Tustin Avenue and Miraloma Avenue, police said. Witnesses reported that suspect was pointing a handgun at bystanders as he ran.
A short time later, witnesses reported the suspect ran into a car dealership exchange parking lot in the 1300 block of N. Tustin Ave. The employees of the dealership lot were ordered into the building by their management.
Anaheim Police Tactical Response Group members were requested to the scene to search for the armed suspect.
A short time after they began their search, they located a male inside a dark BMW SUV within the dealership lot. Two armored transport vehicles were utilized to protect the officers as they attempted to negotiate with the suspect to surrender peacefully.
For more than an hour, negotiations went nowhere.
Without warning, police said, the suspect began firing at the officers and there was an exchange of gunfire. During that exchange, the suspect was wounded.
Anaheim Fire & Rescue paramedics, who are integrated into the Tactical Response Group, immediately medically assessed the suspect and pronounced him dead.
Anaheim PD detectives discovered that the dark SUV — a 2012 Black Honda Pilot — had been stolen from Corona.
As with all officer-involved shootings, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office is investigating. In addition, the Office of Independent Review and the Anaheim Police Department Major Incident Review Team responded to the scene.