Man shot by cops at point blank range in Huntington Beach, CA

A man was shot and presumably killed this weekend as he squirmed on the ground in front of at least four police officers ... a couple of whom opened fire on him at point blank range.

Huntington Beach PD confirmed there was an officer involved shooting Saturday, but didn't not provide any further details ... including the status of the man who was gunned down. We're told this individual was transported to a hospital, but his condition is unknown. The cops also say there is no current public safety threat.

TMZ has obtained video of the gruesome killing -- which shows a man, who appears to be Black and/or a POC, writhing on the ground and raise his arm as well what appears to be a plastic bag of some sort ... before the officers around him unload multiple rounds of their firearms.

More backup arrived, and the police set up a perimeter to deal with the situation.

As you can see and hear, there were multiple witnesses ... who were near Sandy's Beach Shack at the pier. One eyewitness tells us they saw the cops in pursuit of this man, whom they'd already fired upon at least once. He jumped over the wall and fell to the ground. We're told they heard cops shouting orders at him, but before long ... they were shooting.

Others who were in the area captured photos of the aftermath -- and the man appears to by lying lifeless on the ground as officers approached.

No word yet on what exactly led up to this ... but at any rate, it doesn't seem like the HB crowd was all too outraged by what they'd just seen. If anything, a lot of them appeared to be more on the cops' side. It's unclear at this point if he was armed with a weapon or not.

At first glance, though ... he doesn't seem to have been posing a threat from his position. ... each-pier/

Video is in the link. Seemed like an everyday occurrence to the bystanders. The man is on the ground in the center.

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Re: Man shot by cops at point blank range in Huntington Beach, CA

LA Times report.
Huntington Beach police fatally shot an armed suspect on the beach Saturday afternoon as the U.S. Open of Surfing was underway nearby.

The shooting occurred about 3:15 p.m., Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Carey told The Times.

The wounded man was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

Police said it received reports about a “suspicious man with a gun” at the beach. After making contact with the suspect just south of the pier, police said he was “noncompliant to multiple commands given.”

A gun was recovered at the scene. But police did not say what exactly the man was doing when he failed to comply with their commands and what prompted the shooting.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will takeover the investigation of the shooting.

One witness, Ana Leticia, described hearing what she thought were fireworks before she realized that police had shot a man. Many witnessed or heard the shooting at the beach since the surfing competition had drawn crowds to the beach.

In one video taken at Sandy’s Beach Shack, rapid gunfire can be heard as witnesses nearby are screaming.

Several witnesses posted photos on Twitter of the scene after the shooting. One photo showed police officers with guns drawn standing over the man lying on his back. Huntington Beach Fire Department personnel were also on scene as onlookers stood nearby. ... way-nearby
"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Re: Man shot by cops at point blank range in Huntington Beach, CA

Most concealed carry laws would not allow you to carry at a sporting event like that. Even if the person thought they were legal, why wouldn't they comply with police? Bringing a gun to a crowded area like that and then running from police is stupid.

There have been many police uses of force that were wrong, but also many that are justified. I don't like the articles that play off emotions without facts. Saying police "gunned down" implies sinister motives.

Many if not most cops are good people doing a difficult job. We need to resolve our differences, not promote them.

Maybe we will learn of wrong doing, but remember this was one month earlier.: ... f_amp=true
Last edited by Oldschool on Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Man shot by cops at point blank range in Huntington Beach, CA

Huntington Beach is in Orange County and went for Trump in 2020. It's been the scene of anti-vax and anti-mask protests and even a "White Lives Matter" protest that fizzled. On the other hand it's "Surf City USA" as they call themselves and attracts many surfing and beach events.

TMZ is usually able to get videos of major happenings in the LA area.

Glad at least a separate department is investigating the shooting. Yup, some shootings are justified, some are not we have to wait for the DA's report. This was a major surfing event and had a large police presence, which is why cops were able to respond so quickly.
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