Garden Grove Man Shot in Front Yard on Memorial Day was Later Declared Brain Dead

Categories: 2013 Homicides

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A 26-year-old man standing in his Garden Grove front yard early on Memorial Day was shot and later declared brain dead, according to police.

It's unclear at this hour if the unidentified victim had been disconnected from life support at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, according to Lieutenant Jeff Nightengale, the Garden Grove Police Department spokesman.

The gunman remains at large, and no weapon has been recovered, Nightengale added.

Police were called about 3:15 a.m. Monday to the home in the 12500 block of Fallingleaf Street to check on a man down in the front yard, said the spokesman, who added the man suffered "a traumatic injury to the face.''

Investigators were not sure he had been shot in the head until hospital X-rays confirmed it.

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eliciaxfnxcliche
eliciaxfnxcliche

Frodo, I'm so sorry for what has happened to you. My condolences to your family and all who loved you. I can't even start to fathom any justification for what's been done. No debt or wrong doing is worth someone's life. Especially a soul like yours. You'll be sorely missed. What I want to know is why the fuck is there not more attention/information/articles/reports about this tragedy?!?!?! This kid was loved by so many people. Justice will be served for you Philip. In court or not. I miss you man.

ChereeLynee
ChereeLynee

he was a great person who will be dearly missed and never forgotten!!!!!!!!!!! this couldn't have happened to a more undeserving man

I love you frodo

thekush88
thekush88

This is some terrible news, Frodo was a good dude.

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