Man Was at an Auto Delaership Acting Strangely
A Seaside Police Officer is now on leave after an early morning incident on Wednesday, October 14 left one man dead of gunshot wounds. The deceased man has been identified as 59-year-old Michael Donald Clark of Castroville.
At 11:00 am on Wednesday, employees of Cal’s Chrysler at the Seaside Auto Center reported to police that a man that they had dealt with in the past was back, and he was acting strangely. Three officers responded to the dealership, and noticed Clark. When they went to confront the suspect he fired on them.
One of the Officers returned fire, striking Clark and disabling him. Clark and all three officers were transported to Natividad Medical Center for treatment. Clark died from his injuries sustained in the shooting. All three of the officers were released from the hospital and are doing okay.
This makes the second officer involved shooting in the area in less than a month. The last one happened in Sand City involving two wanted suspects who were spotted at the Target store shopping center. When police confronted them they decided to shoot it out with the officers. That was the last decision they ever made, as they died at the scene. The two were identified as William Spaits, 27, and Tina Money, 23.
In this latest shooting, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office will be taking over the investigation, which is standard procedure in an officer involved shooting. It should be noted that Clark did not die at the scene but in the hospital.
Seaside Police Chief Vicky Meyers and District Attorney Dean Flippo will be releasing more information as the investigation unfolds.
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