[UPDATED with I.D.:] Jason Nunez Shot and Killed by Garden Grove Police

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UPDATE, NOV. 21, 2:42 P.M.: A man who was reportedly chasing people down a street with knives before being shot and killed by at least one Garden Grove police officer has been identified as 31-year-old Jason Nuñez.

Police say an argument escalated into Nuñez giving chase to people who were not injured. Two kitchen knives were found near Nuñez after he was shot, police say.

ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 21, 9:54 A.M.: A man who was reportedly chasing people down the street with a knife Friday evening was shot and killed by a Garden Grove police officer, the department announced.

The dead man, who has not been identified, had also acted violently, broke windows and started a fire, reads a statement from Garden Grove Police Lt. Jeff Nightengale, the agency's spokesman.

Police received a call about the one-man-mayhem machine around 6:45 p.m., and he was confronted moments later at the intersection of Strathmore and Dorada. There, he was given "several commands" to drop his knife, failing to comply before an officer opened fire, according to Nightengale's statement.

The knifeman was pronounced dead at the scene. Garden Grove police are investigating the incident internally, but as with any officer-involved shooting the Orange County District Attorney's office is also launching a probe. Anyone with information that can help investigators is asked to call the Garden Grove Police Department at 714.741.5800.

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