O.C. Sheriff’s Deputies Shoot, Kill Homeless Man After Violent Encounter
Two Orange County sheriff’s deputies had a physical confrontation with a homeless man who allegedly attacked one of the deputies’ pistols. The homeless man was shot and killed, and everything was filmed.
The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon in San Clemente, in front of the Miramar Hotel. Cops were called after witnesses said they saw the homeless man walking the middle of the street in oncoming traffic. Witnesses said the cars honked and swerved to avoid hitting him.
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, when deputies from the Homeless Outreach Team arrived, they had a tense physical confrontation with the man. As you see in the video … the man seems to be pushing the MPs. A physical encounter ensues and you can hear a deputy say, “He has my gun” – suddenly 2 shots are fired.
MPs performed CPR on the man, who died at the scene. The Sheriff’s Department says surveillance footage clearly shows the man trying to grab a deputy’s pistol.
The ministry is investigating.
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