Garden Grove: Police Identify Man Who Died Following Shooting Inside Home

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05.17.2022 | 4:30 PM | GARDEN GROVE – A man who died days after he was shot inside a home was identified by authorities, Tuesday evening.

Dave Abbott, 57, of Garden Grove, died on May 12, 2022 following a shooting inside a home days prior on May 7, according to a police press release.

Officers investigating quickly determined that the suspected shooter, 51-year-old Ali Samoodi, of Anaheim, had fled shortly after the in a U-Haul rental truck.

Samoodi was ultimately arrested following a high-speed pursuit which ended with a SWAT standoff.

The shooting was believed to have been prompted by a dating relationship between the two.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting incident is urged to contact Detective Terra Ramirez at (714) 741-5839.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through the Orange County Crime Stoppers by calling (855) TIP-OCCS or by visiting their website at

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