Crime & Justice

Man shot by Laguna Beach police dies

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A man shot yesterday morning by Laguna Beach Police after a car wreck has died.

Authorities say Joshua Kolby Koenig was driving on the wrong side of Pacific Coast Highway.

The car - a black 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution - is a high-performance sports car.

Some witnesses reportedly said he got the car up to 80 mph along the Coast Highway.

Police say the 25-year-old Foothill Ranch man then crashed into a several other cars at the intersection of Saint Ann's Drive.

They say after the wreck, Koenig tried to drive his smashed car away from the scene.

That's when Laguna Beach Police officers fired several shots at the car, stopping it. The driver was taken to the hospital, where he died a few hours later.

The Orange County District Attorney's office is investigating the officer-involved shooting.