Laura Farinella
Chief of Police
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Subject :Officer Involved Shooting
Contact :Sgt. Jim Cota, Public Information Officer    (949) 464-6671

Laguna Beach, CA – On Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2:41 p.m. the Laguna Beach Police Department received a call reference a depressed female who was threatening suicide. While officers were responding a second caller reported speaking to a female who had a gun in the area of St. Ann’s and Gaviota who asked her to call the police because she wanted to kill herself.  

Officers arrived in the 100 block of St. Ann’s and made contact with a female and an officer involved shooting occurred. Officers immediately rendered aid and she was transported to a local area hospital for treatment. At this time, her condition is unknown and no officers were injured during the incident.

The Laguna Beach Police Department will conduct an investigation and review of this incident through a multi-step process that evaluates the legal, policy, and tactical considerations surrounding the event. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office responded as standard protocol and will conduct a parallel and independent investigation.