Homeless Man Fatally Shot During Confrontation in Garden Grove

Homeless Man Fatally Shot During Confrontation in Garden Grove
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City News Service

GARDEN GROVE, Calif.—An altercation between a man who was walking his dogs and an apparent homeless man led to a fatal shooting on Sept. 28 in Garden Grove.

Garden Grove Police Department officers were called at approximately 2:50 p.m. to the 10000 block of Katella Avenue, near Brookhurst Street, regarding a person down on a sidewalk, said Sgt. Mark Lord. Upon their arrival, they learned the two men engaged in a confrontation and the dog walker shot the homeless man.

The victim, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to The Orange County Register, the dog walker has a concealed weapon permit but police said that has not been confirmed.

Mr. Lord said the shooter is cooperating with the investigation and is not in custody. A firearm was recovered at the scene.

A man told NBC 4 the dog walker told him he shot the victim, who had been sleeping on the street prior to the shooting, in self defense.

Anyone who witnessed this shooting or has any information regarding it was asked to call Detective Adam Nikolic at 714-741-5877 or the Garden Grove Police Department at 714-741-5800.