Newport Beach Police Kill Man They Say Lunged at Officers with Sharp Object in 7-Eleven

Categories: Crime-iny

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The scene of the shooting had a sign with this logo on it outside.

The Newport Beach Police Department announced this morning that a man was shot to death by at least one of its officers inside a 7-Eleven Thursday night.

Cops got a call about a disturbance in the convenience store in the 1400 block of Superior Avenue, according to a statement from Jennifer Manzella, the department spokeswoman.

She indicates a man with a "sharp metal instrument" in his hand lunged at an officer before the shooting around 8:15 p.m. Police also used unspecified "less-lethal force" on the unidentified man, who was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, where he later died of his injuries, said Manzella.

A 7-Eleven clerk received minor injuries in an altercation with the man, she added.

Her department and, because of the officer-involved shooting, the Orange County District Attorney's office are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Justin Morouse at 949.644.3762 or Sergeant Keith Krallman at 949.644.3764.

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Changes Daily
Changes Daily

Dont wanna get shot? Don't try to kill an employee and then go after a cop - period.

Stacie Genchi
Stacie Genchi

In any situation that has a high probability to turn hostile, especially in this day and age due to the lack of respect towards our protective forces, man should have surrendered. Our police risk their lives each and every day... Its a scary profession. Until you walk in their shoes harsh judgements attacking their character only weakens them and gives criminals more arrogance to disrespect any form of laws, police and boundaries. Mistake are made, sure. But until you can tell me your perfect try to support our forces in what they do and decide.

London St John
London St John

Love you NBP thank you for always keeping us safe!!!!!

Laura J. Singleton
Laura J. Singleton

And it was at the 7Eleven on Superior and Placentia in the BEAUTIFUL Newport Bitch.

Laura J. Singleton
Laura J. Singleton

It was a 22 year old guy from San Clemente with drug problems... Other means could have been used...not the just shoot-to-kill method that keeps coming up as the "default". Once they're done killing all citizens, who else will there be left over to protect? Here are some "what if's": what if the person was in fact under the influence? Having a medical emergency like diabetic shock or a mental illness episode? Other means must be attempted first... Just saying.

Jayson Santos
Jayson Santos

People, please. What's wrong in the world?! Everyday people killing, people dying. OMfknG! Stop!!!

Eric Spencer
Eric Spencer

That guy was in the 7-11 all by himself, the employees were outside with cops surrounding the building, securing both exits and the perimeter. They could have waited him out, Flash grenade, Taser, bean bag shot, rubber bullets all would have sufficed. Im sure they had a pretty good idea that guy wasnt armed with a handgun as he spent time in plain sight. Id be very interested to see the surveillance video, what did he come at them with.. A spork? A big bite that got to crispy on the grill during the standoff?

Charlene Keeler
Charlene Keeler

So police in Newport shot a man, then instead of taking him to Hoag which is a mile away, drove him all the way to a hospital in Santa Ana where he later died.

Dorian Jones
Dorian Jones

Mist be a white guy. I haveny heard anything about those racists Jesse Jackson ans Al Sharpton driving down to Newport.

Dorian Jones
Dorian Jones

Dear cops... You couldn't use your tazer????? What the Hell? Only shoot if it is clear that some dude has a gun.

Brett Boukather
Brett Boukather

Kelly Richey- I didn't see that part in the article. Where was that again?

Brett Boukather
Brett Boukather

Yes! Too many people riding the bandwagon and hating on the police. The same people that will call them when they need help.

Brett Boukather
Brett Boukather

Ha, wrong. I am not going to open up that can of worms here. But if Kelly Thomas just cooperated with the police in the beginning who were investigating possible auto break ins, there would have not been an incident.

Rick Hale
Rick Hale

After the Kelly Thomas murder, its hard not to hate the police.

Rj St Thomas
Rj St Thomas

Yeah right, Pigs just came up with an excuse just so shoot someone. I gotta admit working as for NBPD will be pretty boring, there's little to no crime over there.

James Clarke
James Clarke

I hope he wasn't black or the media will turn it into a racial incident just to sell newspapers and get big ratings.

Kendra Senn
Kendra Senn

Layla Shae Peterson this is what we drove past

Jeff Rey
Jeff Rey

good for the police :) they are indeed protecting and serving their citizens and this proves it. I feel safe whenever I enter that city :)

meheecan-cris-doner
meheecan-cris-doner

pigs and their reasoning... you know their story is bullshit when they use abstract words.

gregbpc
gregbpc topcommenter

Knife? K-Bar? Machete? Tire Iron?  Good job, one less criminal.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

A "sharp metal instrument" is not a GUN...major FAIL for the NBPD. :-(

fixithair
fixithair

Now take your head out of the sand and consider all the information that was not provided.  Like why they didn't use a taiser or use their police take down training to subdue the guy, but no it's much easier to blast the guy with a gun.  Other questions could be... Was he mentally ill, dehydrated and/or delirious?   Yes cops have a thankless job, but that's no reason for them not to do their job responsibly.  TRUTH

random
random

HOAG is not a trauma center. Victims with gunshot wounds go to trauma centers, not the nearest paramedic receiving center. 

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

Nope, it seems like it should be Costa Mesa but it's actually NB.

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

The one in the little triangle where Superior and Placentia Avenue come together.

meheecan-cris-doner
meheecan-cris-doner

man i thought you died already... I'm kind of disappointed, but yet kind of happy because i have an idiot that amuses me, ha!

gregbpc
gregbpc topcommenter

@meheecan-cris-doner Someone has to keep people informed.  God knows OC Weekly doesn't.  Many uneducated uninformed pendejos like you out there.

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