Jeffery Lee Chung, 23, of Irvine was shot and killed by a robber, in a parking structure nearby a bar called Proof, in downtown Santa Ana, this morning at about 1:30 am, according to ABC News. Chung’s friend ran off. Chung was shot when he resisted the robbers, who got away.
While ABC News is calling this a setback for Santa Ana, I am calling it a random act of violence.
Murder happens. In fact, an 81-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder for allegedly beating to death his 94-year-old roommate at a Laguna Hills nursing home, authorities said Saturday, according to the L.A. Times. This happened at 11:20 pm on Friday.
But a word to the wise. If someone tries to rob you, give them what they want. Losing your life over a wallet just isn’t over it.
Our sympathies to the Chung family. I truly hope this tragedy won’t dissuade our friends from Irvine from visiting our exciting and fun downtown.
Did you know that in Irvine, violent crime rose 19 percent in 2009 compared to the previous year, according to the O.C. Register?
My wife and I visited our downtown tonight. Click here to read about our evening at the Art Walk. Pictures are below. We had a lot of fun and were quite safe.