Police opened fire after a confrontation with a man involved in a stolen car crash early Wednesday in Garden Grove
The crash was reported at about 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Trask Avenue.
One of the people in the crash began fighting with a responding officer, police said. An officer opened fire, killing the man, police said.
Details about what led to the crash and altercation were not immediately available.
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"Upon contacting one of the parties involved in the collision, an altercation between that subject and an officer occurred resulting in an officer-involved shooting," said Lt. Ray Bex of the Garden Grove Police Department.
The officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
One of the cars was reported stolen from a dealership in Santa Ana.
Drivers were asked to avoid the area, where streets will remain closed for the investigation.