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IN BRIEF The Region / GARDEN GROVE

Erratic man killed by police is identified

January 29, 2007|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The man shot and killed by police Saturday afternoon after reportedly threatening them with a sledgehammer has been identified.

Curtis William Jones, 27, of Garden Grove was killed shortly before 1 p.m. Police responded to a call that Jones was acting erratically in a park, Sgt. Bob Bogue said. Jones fled when officers confronted him. After police chased him into the backyard of a house on Volkwood Street, Jones grabbed a sledgehammer and started swinging at them, Bogue said.

Police did not state the number of times Jones was shot or how many officers fired their guns. He died at the scene.

Bogue said Jones was unemployed and was believed to be living with a friend.

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