HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — The Latest on police shooting a man in front of a Southern California convenience store (all times local):
Authorities say a man shot by a police officer after a confrontation outside a Southern California convenience store has died.
The shooting occurred around 9:30 a.m. Friday at a 7-Eleven. Huntington Beach Police Officer Angela Bennett confirmed the man’s death.
Police released no details, but two short video clips posted on social media sites for the OC Hawk news service appeared to show the encounter.
One clip shows an officer struggling to subdue a man in a parking lot. While on the ground, the man grabs something from the officer’s belt and the officer pulls out his gun and backs away.
In a second clip, the man jumps to his feet and almost immediately is shot. Seven rounds can be heard as the man stumbles backward and then collapses against a wall.
The officer can be heard saying “the suspect is down.”
This item has been corrected to show the video captured seven shots, not eight.
Huntington Beach police say an officer shot a male suspect during a confrontation outside a convenience store.
Officer Angela Bennett says the shooting occurred Friday morning at a 7-Eleven and the suspect was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.
The shooting occurred in the vicinity of Marina High School, which was put on lockdown as a precaution.
Bennett says the investigation is just beginning.