UPDATED: Man Shot by Deputy in SCHS Lot

The incident happened early Tuesday morning and the school district released a statement for parents.

An Orange County sheriff's deputy shot a man after a traffic stop near San Clemente High School early Tuesday, authorities said.

The shooting happened around 4:45 a.m., according to Jim Amormino, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

The man, who was driving a white Yukon SUV, pulled over into the school parking lot at the west entrance off Avenida Pico. He drove deep into the parking lot and rammed through a swing gate that leads to the athletic fields, Amormino said.

The deputy subsequently shot him, but Amormino said it was unclear why. The reason for the traffic stop was also unknown.

UPDATE: On Wednesday, officials said the driver died from his wounds and was a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton. .

At the scene hours later, the Yukon appeared to have front-end damage from the gate, and the driver's window appeared to be shot out.

Amormino said he didn't know whether the suspect exited the vehicle before he was shot.

The man was taken to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. Officials have not released information on his injuries. No deputies were wounded.

Amormino said he didn't know whether a second person was in the Yukon, but bloodhounds and a helicopter were still on scene at about 8:30 a.m. A deputy was stationed at the wall behind McDonalds where the drainage ravine passes the school.

As with all officer-involved shootings, the Orange County District Attorney will investigate the incident.

School operations will not be affected, Amormino said.

The Capistrano Unified School District sent out this information to parents this morning:

There is currently a law enforcement investigation closing a portion of the San Clemente High School parking lot. The trail from upper campus to lower campus is also closed. Students will be escorted through the neighborhood from upper to lower campus if necessary.

All regularly scheduled classes are in session today.

This incident did not occur during school hours nor did it involve any students. This investigation will cause some traffic congestion, so we recommend giving yourselves extra time to drop off or pick up your students today. When you arrive near campus, please follow the directions of law enforcement and school staff as we try to quickly and safely direct traffic to alternate parking and drop off areas.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact the District hotline at 949-234-5575.

Stay with Patch for more details.

margaret kirk February 08, 2012 at 02:06 AM
I agree with you Shannon. Mina needs a life and an education.
Debi February 08, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Mina, I reported that comment accusing you of being here illegally as inappropriate, it's a wrongful accusation, not a known fact. I didn't know about that Mexican comment -again, so many inappropriately vomit out garbage comments as factual. We don't have a name let alone a face to distinguish if the suspect is from Mars let alone Mexico! And what does that matter anyhow? This year's been a tough one for Principal Duarte. Just yesterday, many were prevented FROM leaving SCHS due to the overturned rig, then this morning everyone was having trouble getting TO SCHS because of this shooting! I do think that your all encompassing comment of this "country" as being racist was uncalled for. Personally, being of European descent, living in largely white communities in New England in the '60's and '70's, I never personally knew anyone who was a racist, I was probably teased more for my pale white skin, tons of freckles, and having "4-eyes" than any non Caucasian kid at school for the color of their skin (I truly ENVIED their permanent tans)! I too would be infuriated at anyone who accused this (or any) suspect of being a criminal based on their [presumed] race or ethnicity. I do want all racists to consider this; white is due to the lack of color pigment. Adam & Eve could not [both] have been "white," one of them HAD to be very "BLACK" for all the variations of skin pigmentation to exist today. I challenge them to take 2 brushes w/ white paint, mix them and make brown!
Andrew February 08, 2012 at 04:17 AM
Word to the wise: running from the law is not justification for the police to kill you. If you continue thinking this way you enable corruption and the death of innocent people in police confrontations. Mina mentioned racism because white women in San Clemente do not get accidentally shot and killed in police altercations. This is why you side with police officers and Mina does not. If you'd like I can post a dozen published incidences from the past year where police in "less white" areas of the country killed suspects for little or no reason, amounting to murder. Considering the Supreme Court ruled in 1989 that the police have no responsibility to protect you from other citizens, it would be very, very stupid to suggest the police officer involved in this morning's shooting should be given a pass because he was protecting anybody.
jake February 08, 2012 at 04:19 AM
The man was a marine taking his daughters to the school to run like he does often every morning. he was driving strangely so the cops tried to pull him over. he rammed the fence that is around the track, then ran out of the car into the middle of the field with a bible. the cops called him to come back and none of them had tazers on their person. None of the cops attempted to physically subdue the man but told him not to enter his car. he did anyways and then the cop told the man not to start the engine or he would shoot. and you can guess the rest. the Cop is a murderer there thats what happened.
Andrew February 08, 2012 at 04:46 AM
Where did this info come from? Also the driver wasn't killed, so why are you calling the cop a murderer? Chill out.
Debi February 08, 2012 at 07:02 AM
I think that before the above "murderer" accusation turns into a lynch mob, "Joe Public" should let the investigation team do their work. YOU WEREN'T THERE. We have no idea how stressful it must be to be a police officer when placed in such jeopardous situations and haven't a clue as to what unfolded. Maybe the officer's only choice to subdue an obviously non-cooperative (if indeed his actions were as non-compliant as you, Jake, state) was to shoot to disable rather than kill. Why are so many unconscionably blood-thirsty ready to convict in spite of nothing being factually concrete yet, i.e. a copy of the investigative report as opposed to pounding-the-gavel based on hearsay or even relying on news reporting - sorry "Dispatch" but I know first-hand how inaccurate news-gathering "facts" can [sometimes] be. Let's just pray that the man survives and hope that the officer was using his best judgement given he was the only one there to make that split-second decision.
danielle vann February 08, 2012 at 11:53 AM
First off all of u guys need to just stop this was my best friends brother nd yes he was killed nd yes the cop is a murderer he didn't have to shot him nd he really didn't have to do it with his kids n the car with him this whole thing could of been handle a lot different then maybe his wife,kids,parents,or his only sister wouldn't have lost him at all!
yvette February 08, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Im sorry but you all sound like our childeren stop and think what you guys are saying and remember our childeren are reading your conversations we our they're role models act like it;)
Kathy February 08, 2012 at 04:25 PM
The man was very religious and had a 6 and 8 year old in the car and he was a marine. The cop should not of done it. His life was not in danger
Lindsey Hanson February 08, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Ms.sc you can't "doubt" anything, that's called assumption and we all know what assume stands for.
Mina February 08, 2012 at 04:40 PM
I'm not a child. Jim armomino said, he did not know why that yukon was stopped or the reason for the shooting. And we may never know. Cops will lie up their asses to cover it. If the officer did feel threatend he should of called for back up and not just shoot away. And if that maine did die like some people have posted turn yes he's a murder.
Adam Townsend February 08, 2012 at 05:39 PM
The results of the investigation will be made available once it is completed by the District Attorney's Office. Until then, the Orange County Sheriff's Department has all the authority to release information or not, said DA spokeswoman Farrah Emami. We have since learned that the man died in the hospital Tuesday: http://sanclemente.patch.com/articles/man-shot-by-deputy-at-schs-dies-in-hospital
Adam Townsend February 08, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Police are releasing very few details. If you know the man who was killed or have any other information about this incident that you have not already told police, please call me at 949-436-3050. If the information you have would aid in the investigation, first call the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
USMC Wife February 08, 2012 at 06:27 PM
How could we possibly blame a police officer for shooting a Marine, I mean it must have been justified right? NOT....I want to know the reasons for the shooting....Why wont the press release that it was a Marine that was killed by a police officer? If a Marine killed a police officer the press would def. release that but why not in this case? YES A Marine was killed by a police officer. That Marine deserves every bit of respect and reading what half of you people wrote that the Officer was justified is just a crock of bologne. Even the spokesperson for the Officer cant say why he was shot, or even why he was pulled over. Right now that Marines family and friends need all the support they can get. Remember that, that Marine that was killed has stood up for all of you to even be able to say the things you are saying, so let's have some respect and not sit here saying that everything is justified.
Adam Townsend February 08, 2012 at 06:41 PM
It isn't the press who will not release whether the man killed was a Marine; the OCSD has not verified that detail, nor have we been able to independently verify it. That's why I posted my phone number. I'm attempting to find out who the man was as soon as possible so I can disseminate that information.
Terry Robinson February 08, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Well said Debi. A situation like this is so painful and tragic for all involved. We must wait to see how this unfolds. As for the Patch and reported, Adam does an exceptional job of reporting facts and not fantasy. There should be many more with his integrity.
Adam Townsend February 08, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Thank you, Terry. I've been working this story all day, and I need a source to confirm the name of the victim. Once again, if a friend of the family, family member is willing to go on the record with this confirmation and information about the man who was killed, please call me at 949-436-3050. I will read back to you any statements I choose to quote to ensure their accuracy. Anonymous sources have told me they want more information out, however, until someone wants to go on the record, I am beholden to officials who have, as yet, given me only the information you see in this article. That said, we have confirmed he was a Marine: http://sanclemente.patch.com/articles/man-shot-by-deputy-at-schs-dies-in-hospital
Mina February 09, 2012 at 12:45 AM
@Usmc I totally agree with you. I never defended the sherriff. As you can see. everything is so suspicious. The don't say anything about the sherriff being or feeling threatened. I did not know this marine personally, but I do thank him for his service. And I firmly believe that this was not the way for him to die. May he test in peace. And hope our good Lord had him in his glory
Tanisha February 09, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Okai First Of All Yhu Need To Shut Up Cuz Yhu DOnt Kno Wat Yhu Talkin Bout Okaii! This Guy SHot SOmeone For No Reason! I Am Related To This Person That Was Shot And I Real ont Appriciate Wat Yhu Got To Say Okai! Jus Cuz He A Cop Dont Mean He Can Go Around SHootin Anybody He Want!!!!!! Go Get And Life A Shut Up! How WOuld Yhu Feel If This Was One Of Yhur Own And He SHot Yhur Family Member?? If I was Yhu I WOuld Not Say Nun Else and race has nothn 2do wit it sweetie if u think hes right u can jump off a cliff n dismiss yoself!!!!!
Tanisha February 09, 2012 at 02:12 AM
he dint serve n protect, he killed an unarmed marine who was taking his girls 2 school before he went 2 work.... my cousin died 4 an ignorant cop trying 2 make headlines! kno wat u talkin abt b4 u speak cuz it cud get u snatched up QUICK!!!!!!!
Tanisha February 09, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Tanisha February 09, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Adam Townsend February 09, 2012 at 07:26 AM
We have an update, first on Patch: Friends ID Marine Killed by Deputy: http://sanclemente.patch.com/articles/marine-killed-by-deputy-id-ed-by-friends
Adam Townsend February 09, 2012 at 07:27 AM
My prayers are with Sgt. Loggins' family and friends. We will work to bring you more updates tomorrow.
Yesenia Gutierrez Gonzalez February 09, 2012 at 06:21 PM
julie February 09, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Maria Brophy February 11, 2012 at 10:32 PM
This story is the reason I don't ready the papers anymore. I am so saddened by this entire thing. This poor man, who was a decorated Marine, a loving husband and father, and who volunteered time in Nursing homes, was gunned down by a police officer for no reason. The man's children were in the back seat of his car and watched their father get shot. They will never be the same after this. The grief must be unbearable. The man's wife is pregnant as well. God help this family. I am so sad for them. It's hard for me to have faith in our police dept. when they shoot respected fathers and marines. What will they do to others who aren't as well respected?! It's very scary.
V. Duvall February 13, 2012 at 05:28 AM
A few of you need to take an English class. Learn some grammar, learn how to spell and then put your brain in gear before you write your comments down.
V. Duvall February 13, 2012 at 05:29 AM
Mina, when you went to SCHS, did you pass English?
Jake Thank you for your comments, which appear that you have seen Sgt Loggins bring his daughters to the athletic field before and may have witnessed what happened. Please call Special Agent Heisy at CID/NIS Camp Pen CA (760) 725-3660 thank you San Clemente for stepping forward for Sgt Loggins. Sgt Loggins Constitutional Protections as a member of the Armed Forces and as an African-American were violated along with his daughters rights...The Sgt may have been praying, recalling scriptures or listening to gospel music on headphones and may not have been aware that he was being ambushed until he was hit from the blind side by the deputy. Please have Sgt Loggins family call me so we can have the clergy, civil rights community along with the Dept of Justice DOJ and Camp Pen folks engaged and sharing notes on this tragedy. OCSD bad apple has the balls & ignorance to kill a Sgt of Marines who happened to be a Black Man in San Clemente during Black History month? (IN A MARINE TOWN?!). I'm at (714) 606-3759 mv_williams@hotmail.com There is nothing honorable regarding this deputy killing Sgt. Loggins.The streets in SC are Crimson & Gold. Dr. MLK Jr once said he could understand the vitriolic evil from the EVIL MEN but he couldn't understand the APPALLING SILENCE FROM THE GOOD MEN. GUTCHECK TIME FOR EVERYBODY TO DO THE RIGHT THING. It is involuntary or voluntary manslaughter. The Violations of Sgt Loggins as Veteran and African American DWB (Driving While Black) is Federal Prison!!


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