Garden Grove

Police fatally shoot man in market lot

GARDEN GROVE police shot a man in a supermarket parking lot Tuesday afternoon.

A 46-year-old man is dead after being shot by a Garden Grove police officer Tuesday afternoon in a supermarket parking lot. According to Lt. Carl Whitney of the GGPD, the incident took place around 3 p.m. in the lot of the Ralph’s supermarket at Euclid Street and Chapman Avenue.

Police were called in response to witnesses seeing a man attacking a woman inside a silver Hyundai Sonata; the woman begged the man to stop, saying she couldn’t breathe.

An officer arrived within minutes of receiving the call and found the Hyundai near the store’s east entrance doors. He confronted the man and “an officer involved shooting occurred,” said Lt. Whitney.

The suspect was shot and the officer rendered first aid. The suspect – described as a transient – was transported to a local trauma center where he died of his injuries at 3:38 p.m. The woman, 43, a resident of Garden Grove, had minor injuries and was taken to another hospital for treatment. The officer was not injured.

Police believe the man and woman were known to each other. The incident is being investigated by the Orange County District Attorney’s office and the GGPD. The identity of the man is being withheld pending a preliminary investigation and notification of the next of kin.





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