Garden Grove

Fatal cafe shooting was a suicide

THE FATAL shooting of a man Tuesday afternoon in a Garden Grove cafe is now considered to be a suicide (Flickr/Don Waddington).

UPDATE: The fatal shooting that took place in a café in Garden Grove Tuesday afternoon has now been determined by police to be a suicide.

According to Lt. Richard Burillo of the GGPD, a suspect entered the Café 368, located at 10947 Westminster Ave. at 12:04 p.m. and confronted customers. He stabbed one customer who was leaving in the hand. He then confronted others, pulling out a handgun and firing, but hitting no one.

Customers fled and the gunman walked back toward the restroom area of the café and killed himself with a single shot. The man stabbed in the hand drove himself to the hospital where he was treated.


One man is dead and a suspect is being sought in a fatal shooting early Tuesday afternoon of a man in a café in Garden Grove.

According to Lt. Carl Whitney of the GGPD, the incident took place around 12:04 p.m. at the Café 368, located at 10947 Westminster Ave., near Euclid Street. The victim was identified only as an adult Asian male.

Police found a gun at the scene. There were “numerous customers” inside the café and GGPD detectives are conducting interviews. The investigation is continuing and anyone with information about the incident – especially witnesses – are asked to call Detective Ed DesBiens at (714) 741-5810.

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