(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) — Police in Southern California shot and killed a person they believed was armed with a gun, authorities mentioned Sunday.
Officers responded to a fuel station comfort retailer in San Bernardino on Saturday evening following a report of a person “waving round a handgun,” town’s police division mentioned in a press release.
“Patrol officers arrived and positioned a suspect matching the outline, and the suspect was nonetheless carrying what seemed to be a black handgun in his hand. An officer-involved capturing occurred and the suspect was struck and was injured,” the assertion mentioned.
The person was taken to a hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless. Police mentioned he was Hispanic, however the preliminary report they obtained described him as white. He was not instantly recognized.
Cellphone video taken from a passing automobile and posted to YouTube captured officers pointing their weapons at a suspect close to a fuel pump and shouting for him to “drop the gun!” The car rounds a nook and the digicam shot is obstructed as a flurry of pictures are heard.
The division posted on its Facebook web page a number of body grabs from movies on the scene. One from an officer’s body-worn digicam exhibits a person together with his arms prolonged pointing an object towards a parked police cruiser. It’s unclear if he’s holding a gun and police didn’t say if one was recovered.
Delina Miranda, who witnessed the incident, mentioned she noticed the person earlier rummaging via rubbish cans with a flashlight.
Miranda, a cashier at a comfort retailer throughout the road, advised the Los Angeles Times the person continuously panhandled within the space.
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