[GRAPHIC VIDEO] New Footage Shows Fight Before Fatal Police Shooting in HB
September 23, 2017
The fatal police shooting of a young man in front of a 7-Eleven in Huntington Beach yesterday caused a national firestorm with cellphone video capturing the barrage of bullets. Huntington Beach police contended that previous footage uploaded on Twitter by a bystander didn't tell the full tale and reiterated that point in a new statement released yesterday on social media. "As the officer began to talk to the subject, a verbal confrontation began, and the subject refused to listen to any commands given by the officer," read a statement by Huntington Beach PD. "The suspect violently attacked and assaulted the officer, and a struggle over the officer’s gun belt ensued. The videos we have seen posted are small portions of a violent confrontation, and should not be taken out of context."
And just like magic this morning, another video shot from a parked car in front of the 7-Eleven shows a more complete picture of what happened.
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