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Man wanted for homicide in Las Vegas shot, injured by police gunfire in California

A 24-year-old man wanted in connection with a September homicide in Las Vegas was shot and critically injured by police Tuesday in Anaheim, California.

The confrontation with police occurred at 9:56 a.m.

When officers confronted Oscar Ramirez-Infante at a plant nursery he was armed with a gardening spade, Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Chris Ramirez said. Officers deployed a stun gun, which failed to subdue the suspect. Ramirez-Infante then lunged at an officer, who shot him.

An FBI task force was involved in the confrontation. Police knew Ramirez-Infante was wanted in connection with the Las Vegas homicide, Lt. Ramirez confirmed.

Ramirez-Infante underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to the left shoulder. He is now out of surgery and in stable condition.

Court documents show the man Ramirez-Infante, is wanted on one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of murder in connection with the death of Charles Dontae Davis, 37.

Davis was fatally shot just before 8 p.m. Sept. 1 in an alleyway behind 497 North Circle, near Twain Avenue and Paradise Road.

Contact Brooke Wanser at bwanser@reviewjournal.com. Follow @Bwanser_LVRJ on Twitter. Contact Rachel Crosby at rcrosby@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @rachelacrosby on Twitter.

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