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Old April 19, 2006, 08:04 PM   #1
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Right outside my door!

So it can happen anywhere! For those of you in SoCal you're likely to see this on the news tonight!

Shooting, police chase end in apparent suicide
Suspect kills himself with shotgun, officials say.

The Orange County Register

A man was shot in the chest with a shotgun this morning in Newport Beach and his attacker led police on a car chase to the Huntington Beach Pier, where the suspect killed himself, officials said.
The incident began at about 10 a.m. when police were called to 16th Street and Irvine Avenue in Newport Beach on a report of shots fired and a man down. The officer found a man on the ground and he identified his attacker to the officers, Newport Beach police reported.

The pursuit went up Pacific Coast Highway into Huntington Beach and the suspect, followed by a police helicopter and at least two police cars, hit a spike strip set down by Huntington Beach police. He made a U-turn and came to a stop at the Huntington Beach Pier.

As police approached the vehicle, a shot was heard. The suspect was found dead in the car.

As i'm writing this i'm looking down at the Newport Beach Police CSI unit picking up what remains of their evidence markers and yellow tape. The first part of this story seiously happened less than 20 yards from my window. Aparently this is a love triangle gone very very wrong... domestic situations are always the most dangerous.

I left my aparment and walked up the stairs of the parking structure outside about an hour before this happened. I still have no idea which one of my neighbors was the victim.

Had i been in my apartment at the time i have no idea how i would have responded except to call 911.

Anyway.. still kind of shocked it all happened so close to my door. I guess I shouldnt be.

Thank god no one else was hurt.
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Old April 19, 2006, 10:04 PM   #2
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Wow, I used to live near there, probably the only shooting in newport beach history.
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Old April 19, 2006, 10:50 PM   #3
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I used to drive that route after work every weekday and have a drink on Main in HB before heading home. Well he had a lovely scenic drive for the last 10 minutes of his life
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Old May 5, 2006, 09:22 AM   #4
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Just in beautiful Newport a few weeks ago to attend my sister's wedding. With all the ferrari's, babes in bikinis and perfect weather, when are you going to find time to go through a police chase and kill yourself?

Only in California.
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