GARDEN GROVE (CBS) — A man was reported to be in critical condition after being wounded in an officer-involved shooting in Garden Grove.

The man reportedly called authorities at around 2:14 a.m. Saturday to report that he had just “committed suicide,” Lt. Jeff Nightengale said.

When officers arrived to the 13000 block of Ferndale, they found the man outside with a knife. After several commands to drop the knife, the suspect eventually did but then pulled out a handgun and was shot, Nightengale said.

Paramedics transported the unidentified man to UC Irvine Medical Center.

Anyone with more information about this incident is asked to contact the Garden Grove Police Department at (714) 741-5800.

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Comments (6)
  1. nomechifles says:

    How the man could say “I just committed suicide”> If he was dead, someone else had to make that call. Besides, why police worried about him. They should have make sure he was dead.

  2. O J says:

    That guy got off easy
    OC police need target practice

  3. charlie says:

    man committed suicide, but did not die, have knife, and gun,
    police shot, but did not kill man, who was suicidal,
    now he’s in the hospital, wasting tax payer’s money, police time, and everyone’s effort. Suicide should be legal,

  4. pedro says:

    Garden Grove PD should hire 6 more Fullerton officers.

  5. Pete says:

    Yeah next time Tazer him 6 times
    and kick him in the face and …

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