Police: Driver Backed Over Passengers With Car, Drove Toward Officers In Costa Mesa

Police Friday said they shot at a man in Costa Mesa after he backed over his companions and drove the car towards officers.

Police: Driver Backed Over Passengers With Car, Drove Toward Officers In Costa Mesa

COSTA MESA (CBSLA) – Police Friday said they shot at a man in Costa Mesa after he backed over his companions and drove the car towards officers.

The incident was reported around 2 p.m. when Costa Mesa PD was conducting an enforcement operation at La Quinta Inn when they encountered three people in a car.

Two were removed from the vehicle and arrested when police say the driver then started up the car and hit the two people who were taken out of the car.

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When the suspect drove the car toward officers, an officer-involved shooting occurred.

The suspect was in unknown condition but reportedly was alive.

Traffic along Pacific Coast Highway and Newport Coast was shut down due to police activity.