Man Shoots Gun Inside Newport Beach Apartment, School Secures Campus for Safety

Man Shoots Gun Inside Newport Beach Apartment, School Secures Campus for Safety
Photo: Jesse Taylor Sweeny

A Newport Beach Man was arrested for shooting off a gun inside his apartment, inciting a nearby high school to initiate a “lockout” on its campus.

The Newport Beach Police Department responded to what they thought might be a domestic violence incident at the residence, which was located in the 800 block of Irvine Avenue, just after 8:30 AM on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Upon arrival, they found 24-year-old Jesse Taylor Sweeny, who had shot the gun but had not caused any injuries. He was arrested on a “shoot at inhabitant dwelling/vehicle” charge, according to the written release.

Newport Harbor High School, located on the same block as the incident, initially implemented a “lockout” to protect students and staff from the potential threat to their safety. The “lockout” was lifted soon after investigation revealed that no threat remained.

Man Shoots Gun Inside Newport Beach Apartment, School Secures Campus for Safety was last modified: November 19th, 2019 by admin
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