(L.A.) Greg Covey, 24, Died by Homicide
Case Number: 2023-08340
Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 24-year-old “Latino” male.
The coroner’s office has identified the man as Greg Covey of Santa Clarita.
Manner of Death: Homicide
Cause of Death: Multiple Gunshot Wounds
RIP GREG TIMOTHY COVEY (September 1, 1998 – July 6, 2023)
Formal pronouncement of death was made on Thursday at 8:19 p.m.
The decedent was shot by sheriff’s deputies late July 4 or early July 5. He died about a day later in the hospital.
Incident location: 24251 Arch Street
STATEMENT BY LASD
On July 4, 2023, at 11:40 p.m., Santa Clarita Station deputies were patrolling in the 24100 block of Race Street, Newhall, when they saw a gray Cadillac sedan that matched the description of the suspect vehicle involved in a shooting earlier that night in the unincorporated area of Canyon Country. When deputies conducted a traffic stop and approached the driver, the front passenger, later identified as 24-year-old Greg Timothy Covey Jr., fled from the vehicle.
The deputies initiated a foot pursuit of Covey which was terminated when he ran through a residential property. Deputies coordinated with other responding Santa Clarita Station patrol deputies to contain the area. Shortly thereafter, Covey was seen within the containment area and deputies initiated a second foot pursuit.
During the foot pursuit, a deputy encountered Covey in the 24200 block of Arch Street. Covey fired his handgun at the deputy, and a deputy-involved shooting occurred.
Covey sustained gunshot wounds to his torso. He was treated at the scene by Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics and transported to a local hospital for treatment. On July 6, 2023, Covey was pronounced dead.
Two loaded 9mm semi-automatic handguns were recovered at the scene.
There were no other persons injured during the incident.