Dillan Tabares, Man Shot Dead by HBPD in Viral Video, Tied to Brutal Homicide
In a shocking turn of events, Huntington Beach Police Chief Robert Handy revealed that authorities have connected Dillan Tabares, a 27-year-old man fatally shot by one of his officers in a September viral video, to a brutal homicide of an elderly man just days earlier. The news came during a press conference at City Hall earlier today where Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas also addressed the media. The investigation by Huntington Beach police detectives into the beating death of 80-year-old Richard Darland intersected with the Orange County Sheriff's Department's probe into the officer-involved shooting through DNA sample matches.
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