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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danelee102
danelee102

Experience with NBPD clearly shows they are lying dirt bags. So, it is impossible to believe anything they claim. Also, regardless of Hoag's status (ie, not a trauma center) it does nothing to explain the 12-14 mile ride to Western. Hoag has an emergency room and medic equipment EMTs do not. He needed life-saving treatment -- PERIOD! And now another witness to police brutality and recklessness is silenced. Talk trash about the man on your own time, this is becoming a national epidemic.

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.

danelee102
danelee102

Wow! Were you a witness? Because there is a number you can call to report what you saw. And if not, how do you know what happened? Or do you just like slandering people without just cause...

danelee102
danelee102

So now it is either be "perfect" or get killed? That is a rather high bar princess. Let's hope your next encounter with police is not so ridiculously strict...

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

danelee102
danelee102

The police cannot protect anyone, the logistics themselves preclude it. They are masters at exacerbating any situation though. And avoid the convenience stores, the clerks are being coopted as purveyors of alcohol, and appear to enjoy denying people sales for little or no reason. Then they cause a scene, call the cops and then lie. They are wannabe enforcers, abusing their miniscule powers just like the cops. Careful London, your brown shirt is showing. When is the last time you called the cops on somebody for jaywalking? No need to answer...

danelee102
danelee102

Sounds credible, did you see it happen? Your comment is the most descriptive and comprehensive I have seen regarding the actual incident

danelee102
danelee102

Exactly, and actually Hoag is only one BLOCK away, with every ability to have saved his life. These are the facts regardless of claims to the contrary and assertions that Hoag is not a "trauma center"

random
random

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

danelee102
danelee102

Actually, I and the vast majority of real Americans would never call the police except for the fact that if you don't you get arrested for defending yourself and/or your family and property. You are certainly welcome to your opinion, but it is sadly just that, and no more...

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

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

danelee102
danelee102

The law justifies the use of deadly force against an act of tyranny...think about it.

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

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

danelee102
danelee102

Safe in NPB is not due to police. A liquor store clerk challenging a fight and then pulling two four-foot swords on a customer that was not in any way provoking such, and then being given a pass by cops does not sound like the police are doing anything but harassing the less affluent. You are soon to learn of this incident, and the criminal actions by police who arrested the victim. You might want to look a little further than your nose if you intend to disabuse yourself of such convenient ignorance.

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.

gregbpc
gregbpc topcommenter

@danelee102 @gregbpc That's his response to everything, thus my overuse of the word.  Had to be there.

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