Shooting involving officer kills one in Huntington Beach – NBC Bay Area


A shootout involving an officer in Huntington Beach during the US Open of Surfing killed a Hispanic adult on Saturday.

Police confirmed it was a shooting involving an officer, but did not immediately disclose what led to the shooting.

Authorities received reports of a suspicious man with a gun at around 3:15 p.m.

In a press release sent later that night, they said they made contact with the individual in the sand, south of the pier, but that the suspect did not obey multiple orders and that an officer involved fired.

CPR was performed on the injured man before taking him to a local hospital.

The man was pronounced dead later that night.

A firearm was recovered at the scene.

A frightening situation for the thousands of people who were in town for the US Open.

First aid supplies were visibly stacked on the sand, where the man was shot, just outside Sandy’s Beach Shack along the pier.

Witnesses say they heard several gunshots and saw people leaving the area immediately.

One photo, sent by a spectator, showed a man lying on the sand surrounded by at least five police officers. Two officers seen with rifles drawn.

Investigators are on hand to gather evidence to determine why the shooting occurred.

Much of the beach has been taped off, from the pier on Main Street, to a little behind the lifeguard headquarters.

The US Open will continue tomorrow as scheduled.

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