ANAHEIM, Calif. — A
police shooting that left a man dead led to a violent clash as angry
witness threw bottles at officers who responded with tear gas and
beanbag rounds to suppress the crowd, authorities said.
The man was shot in front of an apartment complex around 4 p.m.
following a foot chase, Anaheim Sgt. Bob Dunn said. He died three hours
later at a hospital.
As officers were investigating what happened at the scene, Dunn
said an angry group of people began yelling and throwing bottles at
them. He said that as officers detained several people, the crowd
advanced on officers so they fired tear gas and beanbag rounds at them.Video
captured by a KCAL-TV crew showed a chaotic scene in which officers
fired beanbag rounds as some people ducked to the ground while others
scattered screaming. A man is seen yelling at an officer even as a
weapon is pointed at him; two adults huddled to shield a boy and girl.
Meanwhile, a police dog ran into several people sitting on the grass,
including a woman and child in a stroller, before biting a man in the
Dunn said the dog somehow got out of a patrol car and was “deployed accidentally.”
Dunn said the man shot by police was one of three men who ran away from
officers who approached them in an alley. The other two suspects have
not been captured.He would not say why police shot the man,
saying that the details are under investigation by the Orange County
District Attorney’s office.
He said several people were arrested in the melee, but he couldn’t immediately provide a figure.
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