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UPDATED: Man Shot by Newport Beach Police Dies

The suspect turned on the officers at which point the shooting occurred.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Originally posted at 7:47 a.m. May 30, 2014. Edited with new details.

A man shot by Newport Beach police officers during a disturbance in a 7-Eleven died, a police spokeswoman said today.

The shooting in the 1400 block of Superior Avenue occurred about 8:15 p.m. Thursday when the man came at an officer with a "sharp metal instrument" in his hand, and the man was declared dead at a hospital, Officer Jennifer Manzella said.

Police used unspecified "less-lethal force" and guns on the man when he charged at an officer, she said.  A 7-Eleven clerk suffered minor injuries, Manzella said.

The man's name was unavailable this morning.

--City News Service

Here is the Newport Beach Police Department's press release about the incident:

On Thursday, May 29, 2014 at approximately 8:16 p.m., the Newport Beach Police Department's Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a convenience store in the 1400 block of Superior Avenue. The caller reported that a male subject at the location was causing a disturbance.

Officers responded to the scene and used both less-lethal force and firearms on the subject when he charged at them with a sharp metal instrument in his hand.  The subject was subsequently transported to Western Medical Trauma Center for medical treatment. He succumbed to his injuries later that evening.  The subject's name is being withheld pending identification by the Coroner's Office. 

No officers were injured during the incident; however, a store clerk sustained minor injuries during the altercation with the suspect. The investigation into the subject’s actions is open and ongoing.  Anyone with any further information about this incident should contact Detective Justin Morouse at 949-644-3762 or Sergeant Keith Krallman at 949-644-3764.

The Orange County District Attorney's office will conduct the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.  Additional information will be released as the investigation allows.

Officers responded to the scene and used both less-lethal force and firearms on the subject when he charged at them with a sharp metal instrument in his hand.  The subject was subsequently transported to Western Medical Trauma Center for medical treatment. He succumbed to his injuries later that evening.  The subject's name is being withheld pending identification by the Coroner's Office. 

No officers were injured during the incident; however, a store clerk sustained minor injuries during the altercation with the suspect. The investigation into the subject’s actions is open and ongoing.  Anyone with any further information about this incident should contact Detective Justin Morouse at 949-644-3762 or Sergeant Keith Krallman at 949-644-3764.

The Orange County District Attorney's office will conduct the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.  Additional information will be released as the investigation allows.


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