A second video has come out of the fatal shooting in Huntington Beach this weekend and it shows the teen suspect attacking the police officer before he shoots him.
Posted to Youtube and Facebook on Saturday, the video shows the officer appearing to shoot the teen suspect with a stun gun outside a California convenience store. Unaffected by the stun gun, the teen gets up and charges at the officer and appears to punch him repeatedly before being wrestled to the ground.
The officer can be heard shouting “let go of my gun!” while in a confrontation with the teen on the ground, although thankfully it seems he never fully lost control of the weapon.
The shooting occurred Friday morning outside a Huntington Beach 7-Eleven, located across the street from a high school. The quick clip shows the teen grabbing something from the officer’s belt before the official draws his gun and backs away.
A previous video looked much worse from the officer’s standpoint, as all it shows is the suspect leaping to his feet before being shot. It shows the officer fire six rounds shouting “Get on the ground!” before a seventh round leaves the teen motionless.
The officer can be heard speaking into his radio, saying, “The suspect is down.”
Huntington Beach police Chief Robert Handy told reporters Friday that the case was “clearly an assault on an officer.” The chief defended an officer’s right to use deadly force if the officer believes his life is in danger.
“I don’t know what preceded that assault — we don’t know that yet — but clearly this person attacked our police officer, and I don’t think that there’s any way an officer is expected to not defend themself, and that includes a lethal force at times,” Handy said.
SECOND VIDEO shows the guy attacking the officer.
— Dissident Patriot ن (@disspat) September 24, 2017
On 09/22/17 at about 9:30am, an officer from the Huntington Beach Police Department contacted a male outside the… https://t.co/TR14eWszhx
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