The man suspected of shooting a Santa Ana undercover narcotics officer in the face Friday was identified Saturday by police as David C. Gonzalez, 21.
The officer, whose name was not released at his own request, suffered a severe mouth injury Friday afternoon when he and four other officers broke through the front door of Gonzalez's house on West Posey Street, Santa Ana police said. Gonzalez was later shot and wounded as he fled through a back door.
Gonzalez, shot three times, was listed Saturday in serious but stable condition at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, according to police. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer and the sale of narcotics, they said.
The officer was reported in serious but stable condition at another Fountain Valley hospital, police said. A Police Department spokesman said the bullet entered his mouth and remains lodged in his neck.