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Orange County | IN BRIEF / GARDEN GROVE

Cops Identify Man They Killed for Holding Gun

July 10, 2001|From Times Staff Reports

A man killed last week by police was identified Monday as a Stanton resident wanted in connection with a home-invasion robbery in which a 61-year-old man was wounded.

Nam Quoc Nguyen, 21, was fatally shot Friday when Garden Grove officers--who were tracking several suspects in the June 7 robbery--ordered him out of a white Honda near Brookhurst Street and Chapman Avenue, and he emerged holding a gun.

Arrested at the scene were two juveniles, since charged with possession of stolen handguns found in the car; and another man wanted in connection with the home-invasion incident. None of their identities have been released.

In the June 7 robbery, three armed men tried to break into a house on Stern Avenue. When the 61-year-old homeowner confronted them, police said, they shot him and fled.

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