10:20 a.m. PT – 9/26 – Hunting Beach PD says they received a report from an armed individual on Saturday, and when officers contacted him… they barked a ton of orders that the cops say he didn’t regular. Eventually, guns were unloaded – and despite rescue measures, the man died.
The HBPD says a gun was indeed recovered at the scene.
4:58 p.m. PST – Huntington Beach PD tells TMZ … the victim is not black.
A man was shot and presumably killed over the weekend as he squirmed on the ground in front of at least four police officers… two of whom opened fire on him at close range.
Huntington Beach Police confirmed that an officer was involved in the shooting on Saturday, but did not provide further details … including the status of the man who was shot. We are told that this individual was taken to hospital, but his condition is unknown. Cops also say there is currently no threat to public safety.
TMZ obtained a video of the gruesome murder – which shows a man, who appears to be black and / or a POC, writhing on the ground and also raising his arm in what appears to be some sort of plastic bag … before the officers around unload several cartridges from their firearms at him.
More reinforcements arrived and the police set up a perimeter to deal with the situation.
As you can see and hear, there were several witnesses … who were near Sandy’s Beach Shack on the pier. An eyewitness says he saw the cops chasing the man they had shot at least once. He jumped over the wall and fell to the ground. We’re told they heard cops yelling orders at him, but before long … they were shooting.
Others in the area took photos of the aftermath – and the man appeared to be lying lifeless on the ground as the officers approached.
No word yet on what exactly led to this… but in any case, it doesn’t seem like the HB crowd was too outraged by what they had just seen. If anything, a lot of them seemed to be more on the cop side. It is not known at this stage whether or not he was armed with a weapon.
At first glance, however… he doesn’t seem to have posed a threat from his position.
Originally posted – 4:34 PM PT