This is Villanueva in that same red truck.
"They followed a red pickup truck to a cul-de-sac on Pritchard Avenue near Gregory Avenue," according to Fullerton Police Sgt. Kathryn Hamel.
The truck made a U-turn and "headed directly at the officers, who opened fire," Hamel said at a news conference.
At 10:50 p.m., officers shot at the driver and the passenger.
Orange County coroner's office confirmed that Villanueva died in the incident.
The passenger was an 18-year-old male who was shot in the arm. "He was taken to a hospital for treatment of his gunshot wound and then released pending further investigation," Hamel told reporters.
Hamel also said that officers attempted to stop the truck, but that the victim probably didn't know the vehicle following them was that of authorities since they were undercover. While the undercover car does have police lights, Hamel said she's not sure if they were turned on or if the undercover officers had a dash cam turned on at the time of the incident.
Because of this, there is no video of the event.
“If a car is following me, it’s unmarked with no lights and doesn’t look like cops, I wouldn’t stop for them either,” Mohammad Walid, an 18-year-old former classmate of Villanueva’s at Chatsworth High School, told the Los Angeles Times.
Both of these Latino men have been added the Guardian's interactive tracking of people killed by police in the United States.
Of the 561 killed by police this year, 86 are Latino.
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