Navy Vet Shot Dead by Huntington Beach Police Suffered From Mental Illness
The 7-Eleven in Huntington Beach where a policeman shot Dillan Tabares dead on Friday after a fight captured on camera carried on with its normal business on Monday morning. Around the corner, Tiffany Tabares, Dillan's mother, sat on a blue mat next to where her son slumped up against the store after being shot several times. Votive candles and flower bouquets decorated the curbside makeshift memorial. An enlarged photograph of Dillan overlooking the Straight of Gibraltar when he served in the United States Navy rested in the middle. "His name was Dillan," the photo reads in black marker.
But who was Dillan Tabares?
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