By: Printz | 09-23-2017 | News
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Video Shows Officer Involved Shooting At Huntington Beach Seven Eleven

Video has been posted on Twitter Friday morning showing an officer involved shooting in Huntington Beach, California. The officer struggles with the man and then fires several times at the man from point blank range. The man was taken to the hospital but died of his wounds.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Live updates <a href="">@ABC7</a> <a href="">@OCHAWKNEWS</a> <a href="">#shooting</a> <a href="">#Huntingtonbeach</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Timo (@Cali_Funk1) <a href="">September 22, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Witness statements leading up to the shooting say the man tried to punch the officer when he approached him. It is not clear if the officer was injured by the man but a scuffle ensued on the ground which is when the man grabbed a magazine from the officers belt. That is when the officer pulls back and fires six shots while yelling, "Get Down."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Keep in mind he could&#39;ve deployed the Taser before pulling out his gun. Tasers do not always drop people. I</p>&mdash; schuby™ (@bryan_schubert) <a href="">September 22, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Some users on Twitter claimed the officer used a taser but to no effect before the scuffle broke loose on the ground.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Well you&#39;ve seen to many movies then, people just don&#39;t pop and splatter. He just robbed a store and took a hostage and there was a struggle</p>&mdash; dadthatdabs (@calebshields78) <a href="">September 22, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Another Twitter user wrote that the man had tried to rob the Seven Eleven before the officers arrival and another even said he had taken a hostage.

Details surrounding what lead up to the shooting have not been clarified yet by the Huntington Beach police department, they only confirmed that there was an officer involved shooting. After the officer fired on the man, he takes a couple steps and then collapses. The officer is then able to pick up his radio from where the man was standing and radio it to dispatch. Marina High School is located near the gas station, the school was put on lock down and all students are safe. A female employee at Seven Eleven was grazed by a bullet but no other injuries were reported.

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Anonymous No. 8549 2017-09-23 : 17:15

reach for the glock

get rocked

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