Scott Jay Abraham Could Get Up to 12 Years After Being Shot by Newport Beach Cop: Update
See Update No. 2 on Page 2 with the charges against Scott Jay Abraham in the Newport Beach officer-involved shooting and more details about the three suspects in the Anaheim officer-involved shooting. Update No. 1 covers charges in that case.
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ORIGINAL POST, JULY 14, 6:01 A.M.: Two men were hospitalized in two separate officer-involved shootings over the weekend in Newport Beach and Anaheim.
Newport Beach Police say they received a call about multiple shots fired in the 4600 block of Seashore Drive at 9:43 p.m. Friday. Officers say they arrived to watch a man walk out of a home and onto a beach-facing patio, where another round was fired.
That prompted two cops to return fire, and the man was struck. Scott Jay Abraham, a 43-year-old relative of the homeowner, was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, where he was listed in critical condition.
No officers were injured. The direction Abraham was firing his weapon is under investigation, and Newport Beach cops and the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) are looking into the officer-involved shooting. Anyone with further information is asked to contact Detective Kyle Cammack at 949.644.3779 or Sergeant Keith Krallman at 949.644.3764.
The OCDA is also looking into the early Saturday shooting in Anaheim, where an unidentified man was also sent to the hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.
He was the driver of a Honda Civic that Anaheim Police say an officer pulled over in the 900 block of North Anaheim Boulevard at 1 a.m.
According to Anaheim Police Lt. Bob Dunn, the department spokesman, the cop believed the driver had a gun, an altercation ensued and a shot was fired.
A handgun was recovered at the scene, and the officer suffered a minor injury, Dunn told City News Service.