On Thanksgiving evening, Nov. 24, 2022, at approximately 6:45 p.m., Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD) officers responded to a shooting in the 400 block of West Bay Street.
Upon arrival, officers found five victims with gunshot wounds. Costa Mesa Fire & Rescue Paramedics responded to assist. Two victims were transported to a trauma center hospital, where one victim was pronounced deceased and the second is in stable condition. Three other victims were transported to other nearby hospitals. One of those victims is in critical condition and the two other victims are in stable condition.
CMPD closed down the street to begin a homicide investigation. Detectives and CSI arrived and began to process the scene. Preliminary investigation confirmed this was an isolated incident.
Detectives worked through the night and learned the male suspect fled in a black Chevrolet truck eastbound on Bay Street. In the early morning hours, today, Nov. 25, 2022, the suspect in the black truck turned himself in and detectives made the arrest.
CMPD is still in the early stages of this active investigation and the name of the arrestee will not be released at this time. The name of the deceased victim will also not be released by CMPD or the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Coroner’s Office until next of kin is notified.
Once more information becomes available, CMPD will update the community.