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Suspect in Newport Beach police shooting dies

Man injured in police shooting in Newport Beach has died
A rare shooting took place in Newport Beach Thursday night when an officer fatally shot a suspect

A man who was shot by police inside a Newport Beach convenient store has died, police said Friday.

The shooting occurred at a 7-Eleven near Superior and Placentia avenues Thursday, where police responded to a 911 call about a disturbance around 8:15 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found a male subject in an altercation with one of the store’s employees, Newport Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said.

An officer tried to intervene, and the male subject turned toward officers and "charged at them with a sharp metal instrument in his hand," Manzella said.

Officers shot the man with lethal and non-lethal weapons, she said.

Newport Beach Fire Department personnel responded to the scene around 8:30 p.m. and took the man to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, according to Battalion Chief Ron Gamble. He was pronounced dead Thursday night.

No police officers were hurt. The store clerk suffered minor injuries, police said.

Dobruck writes for Times Community News.

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UPDATE

8:45 a.m. PDT: The post and headline have been updated to reflect that the suspect in the shooting has died.

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