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Scott Jay Abraham Could Get Up to 12 Years After Being Shot by Newport Beach Cop: Update

See Update No. 2 on Page 2 with the charges against Scott Jay Abraham in the Newport Beach officer-involved shooting and more details about the three suspects in the Anaheim officer-involved shooting. Update No. 1 covers charges in that case.

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ORIGINAL POST, JULY 14, 6:01 A.M.: Two men were hospitalized in two separate officer-involved shootings over the weekend in Newport Beach and Anaheim.

Newport Beach Police say they received a call about multiple shots fired in the 4600 block of Seashore Drive at 9:43 p.m. Friday. Officers say they arrived to watch a man walk out of a home and onto a beach-facing patio, where another round was fired.

That prompted two cops to return fire, and the man was struck. Scott Jay Abraham, a 43-year-old relative of the homeowner, was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, where he was listed in critical condition.

No officers were injured. The direction Abraham was firing his weapon is under investigation, and Newport Beach cops and the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) are looking into the officer-involved shooting. Anyone with further information is asked to contact Detective Kyle Cammack at 949.644.3779 or Sergeant Keith Krallman at 949.644.3764.

The OCDA is also looking into the early Saturday shooting in Anaheim, where an unidentified man was also sent to the hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

He was the driver of a Honda Civic that Anaheim Police say an officer pulled over in the 900 block of North Anaheim Boulevard at 1 a.m.

According to Anaheim Police Lt. Bob Dunn, the department spokesman, the cop believed the driver had a gun, an altercation ensued and a shot was fired.

A handgun was recovered at the scene, and the officer suffered a minor injury, Dunn told City News Service.

UPDATE NO. 1, JULY 15, 1:21 P.M.: Jose Luis Segura, 20, Bryan Alexander Segura, 18, Eriberto Lua, 21, all from Anaheim, were scheduled to be arraigned at the Central Jail in Santa Ana today in connection with Saturday's officer-involved shooting in Anaheim, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA).

It's difficult to string together the information on this case about the players due to ongoing investigations, but the charges each man faces at least leads me to assume Jose Segura was the defendant who was shot. (I'll update if that is incorrect.) He faces felony resisting and deterring an executive officer.

All are charged with felony carrying a loaded unregistered firearm in public, being an active gang member having a concealed firearm, causing a concealed firearm to be in vehicle, street terrorism and sentencing enhancements for criminal street gang activity.

The Seguras could get up to seven years in state prison with convictions, while Lua is on the hook for nine years maximum because he was also charged with a sentencing enhancement for crime-bail-crime (committing a crime while on bail for another crime).

UPDATE NO. 2, JULY 15, 3:31 P.M.: The OCDA also announced this afternoon the charges against Scott Jay Abraham, the 43-year-old Newport Beach resident who was shot by a police officer in that city Friday night.

Abraham was to be arraigned today on two felony counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm on a peace officer and one felony count of discharging a firearm with gross negligence. A conviction could send him to state prison for up to 12 years.

Meanwhile, we can confirm that Jose Luis Segura was the defendant who was hospitalized (and is expected to survive) after being shot by an officer or officers in Anaheim early Saturday.

He was driving the car that Bryan Alexander Segura and Eriberto Lua were passengers in when police pulled them over. An officer felt a gun while patting down Jose Segura and told his partner, touching off a struggle between the cop and the driver, who was shot, Anaheim Police Lt. Bob Dunn told City News Service.

It's unclear which of the two officers fired the shot; one of them received minor injuries, said Dunn, adding a handgun that Jose Segura had was recovered.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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