Police Shoot Man on Californian Beach
In California, police shot and killed an African American who was walking along the beach with weapons in his hands.
Law enforcement officers arrived at the call, where the US Open Surfing Championship was held, and saw an armed man. The cops asked the man to drop his weapon, but he refused. As a result, he had to shoot, from his wounds he died in the hospital.
An officer-involved shooting in Huntington Beach, during the U.S. Open of surfing, left an adult Hispanic man dead Saturday.
Police confirmed it was an officer-involved shooting, but did not immediately release what led up to the shooting.
Authorities received reports about a suspicious man with a gun around 3:15.p.m.
In a press release sent later that night, they stated that they made contact with the individual in the sand, south of the pier, but that the suspect was non-compliant to the multiple commands given and an officer involved shooting occurred.
CPR was performed on the wounded male before taken to a local hospital.
The man was pronounced dead later that night.
The Coroner’s Division identified the Hispanic male from the September 25 officer involved shooting in Huntington Beach as Ronnie Andrew Garcia, 43.
A gun was recovered at the scene.
A scary situation for thousands of people that were in town for the U.S. Open.
First aid equipment was visibly piled on the sand, where the man was shot, right in front of Sandy’s Beach Shack, along the pier.
Witnesses say they heard multiple gunshots and people seen leaving the area immediately.
A photo, sent to us from a viewer, showed a man lying on the sand with at least five officers surrounding him. Two officers seen with guns drawn.
Investigators are on scene collecting evidence to solve why the shooting happened.
A large portion of the beach was taped off, from the pier on Main Street, to a little behind the lifeguard headquarters.
The U.S. Open will continue tomorrow as scheduled.