If one needs any proof that life is fragile and death unrespecting of brilliance, position, power or wealth …
Andrew Reisse, 33, the co-founder of Oculus VR based in Irvine was struck and killed as he walked across a street – struck by fleeing gang members (and possible illegal aliens) at the end of a police chase.
Authorities say the incident began when officers saw two vehicles full of people involved in some type of criminal activity in the 1000 block of Rosewood Court Thursday. When officers went to investigate, there was a physical altercation between police and 26-year-old Gerardo Diego Ayala that ended with a fatal officer-involved shooting. Police say a gun was located at the scene.
Investigators allege 21-year-old Victor Sanchez and two other suspects then took off in a Dodge Charger. With Sanchez at the wheel, the Charger slammed into two vehicles during the pursuit before hitting Reisse, police said. "They ran through several red lights, including the one where they struck our victim," said Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
The suspects were taken into custody. Police say all are gang members on probation, with outstanding warrants for their arrest. Sanchez is recovering in the hospital from injuries suffered during the crash. The two other suspects are not yet being identified due to the ongoing investigation. Source: Santa Ana police chase: Pedestrian identified | abc7.com
Bottom line …
Why are these gang scum-buckets on probation when they are known gang members? Where was the sweep to scoop them up if they had outstanding warrants? We have lost one of the brightest minds to a needless accident that never should have occurred.
Rest in peace Andy!