Local Marine Shot Dead in Parking Lot

Details surrounding shooting still unclear

Friday, Feb 10, 2012  |  Updated 3:25 AM PDT
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Local Marine Shot Dead in Parking Lot

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Authorities Thursday released the name of a Camp Pendleton-based Marine who was fatally shot by an Orange County sheriff's deputy in the parking lot of San Clemente High School earlier this week.

Manny Levi Loggins, 31, was shot about 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, after crashing a sport-utility vehicle through a gate in the school's parking lot, said Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino.

A deputy was in his squad car working on reports when he saw Loggins speeding down the street and then turning into the parking lot, where he crashed through the gate, Amormino said.

The deputy pulled up behind the vehicle when it stopped and ordered Loggins out, Amormino said.

Loggins -- who was not in military uniform -- did so but started walking toward the football field, ignoring the deputy's commands to stop, the spokesman said.

It was unclear what specifically triggered the deputy-involved shooting, which occurred when Loggins turned around to walk back toward the SUV, according to Amormino.

Loggins was taken to Mission Hospital, where he was pronounced dead later that day.

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