SAN CLEMENTE (CBS) — Two young daughters of a Camp Pendleton Marine were in the back seat of an SUV on Tuesday when a sheriff’s deputy fired, fatally wounding the 31-year-old man, officials  said Thursday.

Manny Levi Loggins, 31, was shot about 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, after crashing a sport-utility vehicle through a gate in the parking lot at San Clemente High School, according to Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino.

Officials did not say how close the shooting occurred to the  two girls, who they said were 9 and 14 years old.

Authorities said a deputy was in his squad car working on reports when he saw Loggins speeding down the street and then turning into the parking lot, where he crashed through the gate.

The deputy pulled up behind the vehicle when it stopped and ordered Loggins out, Amormino said. Loggins — who was not in military uniform — did so but reportedly started walking toward the football field, ignoring the deputy’s commands to stop.

It was unclear what triggered the deputy-involved shooting, which occurred when Loggins turned around to walk back toward the SUV, according to Amormino.

Loggins was taken to Mission Hospital, where he was pronounced dead later that day.

As is protocol in officer-involved shootings, the deputy has been  placed on administrative leave, Amormino said.

The District Attorney’s Office is investigating the shooting.

Comments (21)
  1. Alan Di says:

    Get out the checkbook, tour going to put these girls on lifestyles of the rich and famous.

  2. Giant says:

    Did his stun gun run out of batteries and what happen that he had to fatally shoot him. The cop shot him because he was walking? Poor little girls. The cop should support the victims daughters for the rest of their lives.

    1. Dani says:

      I agree. They always seem to want to kill someone instead of just hurting them. If he was walking back to his suv did that deputy really feel threaten? REALLY? They always shoot first and ask later. That is why they carry stun guns. HELLO>>>>,

  3. Ryan says:

    I can’t stand this government anymore. Do we really need any more proof that the constitution isn’t worth the paper it is written on. Better be prepared for when it all comes crashing down… won’t be too much longer from the looks of things.

    1. Jose says:

      Which government would that be? Local, state or federal?? They are not all the same and this happened at the local level.

  4. Greg says:

    Giant, are you mentally challenged or illiterate? “It was unclear what triggered the deputy-involved shooting”. How does that not answer your question?

    Why would the cop support his daughters? There had to be a reason for the cop to shoot? Do you not find it suspicious that the Marine was speeding down the street and crashing into gates?

  5. dbba says:

    Who knows what really happened, but if the San Clemente deputy acted like they they do when they pull someone over for a traffic violation with arrogance and lack of concern for what street or corner they are blocking and creating unsafe situations every day, we can only guess they approach this situation with the same arrogance and unsafe manurers.

  6. zw says:

    Lets see.
    The claim is that the driver of this vehicle was speeding.
    Then crahses ithrough a gate.
    Gets out of the vehicle.
    The deputy should have most likely should have looked into the vehicla as he approached it to ensure therer was no one else in the vehicle that might be a threta to him.

    Did the deputy discover or notice the children and where theyactually appear to be harmed in any way including from crashing the gate. ,

    Assuming the deputy didi the proper thingatn looking into the vehicle as he approached the vehicle as the soldier walked awa, distancing himself from his vehicle & the deputy, how was it in the mind of the deputy that this man was an emminent threat to his life, depsite what took place, to find it necessary to shhot the man as hw walked away?

    Shortt of a general communication that the deputyi could have gotten prior to or during this inciden as he may have radioed in the “State & Plate” number, that could aid in determining whether the registered driver, or the vehicle was somehow tied to a reported crime, prio or during chain of events from the time he’s alleged to have been spedding, and considering the distance, the gate crash, exiting the vehicle, then walking away.

    Did the deput forr aassistance? Did he radio in at all? What’s the timeline?
    Seconds?A minute or two? Many minutes?

    The soldier could easily have been intixicated, despondent, or ctually suicidal, or even falling alseep @ the wheel, besides possibly dazed from crashing a gate.

    No matter how the department spins it to justify it, and despite the deputy claims of :commanding him to stop once he exited his vehicle, then walking away, it is a stretch far someone to be an emminent threat walkig away from the deputy & short of an airbag deploying, he and the children were certainly jolted from striking and breaching the gate.


    1. Jose says:

      How about this. The marine had made threats against a child at the school. On his body they found a 9mm handgun, and the child he had made threats against was practicing on the football field.

      Does this change your opinion??

      (None of this true BTW but since you can speculate, so can I)

  7. wobbles says:

    Look at all the Monday morning quarterbacks. Pathetic. While you are at it, can you tell us how tobalance the budget, win the war in Afghanistan, and ure cancer? You folks know about as much about those things as you do about this, so why not tell us all how it’s done?

  8. Brian says:

    I have known Manny for 16 years. This man cared more about his family and others more than he cared anything. He had a huge heart and spent his entire adult life serving this country. This is how we are repaying veterans. I love you brother, you will find peace in Gods arms.

  9. steve says:

    his department can not white wash this one,he will be serveing time : he was not alloud to shoot,unless he was being shot at,period! !

    1. Jose says:

      Why? because this officer was protecting a school from a possible school shooter? That is the likely cause considering he smashed through the school gates and began walking toward the football field where students were practicing. I guess the officer should have waited for a few kids to die before taking out the perp.

  10. BSP says:

    Let us remember that when GOD calls us home, we go. doesnt matter how.

    lets remember the man for the way he served our country, and remember the officer because he is human.

  11. lee says:

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close bad cases.
    The FBI and DEA where using corrupt police, gang members and mob to commit murders for them.
    There was a short time in their respective criminal careers that Kuklinski, Pitera, Eppolito and Caracappa where doing hits for corrupt FBI and DEA.

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