OCDA Rules Newport Beach Police Shooting of Schizophrenic Man Justified
Updated: Sep 25
When Gerrit Vos visited a friend in Newport Beach on May 27 this year, nothing out of the ordinary happened. But when the 22-year-old returned to his pal's apartment two days later at night, he started acting strange. Vos, a schizophrenic who battled drug addiction for years, screamed "Come and get me!" to no one in particular. His friend lent him a skateboard to ride off on and clear his mind. Vos coasted on the borrowed board to a nearby 7-Eleven convenience store. A half-hour later, two Newport Beach policemen shot Vos dead with AR-15 semi-assault rifles.
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