A protest of a deputy-involved fatal shooting in San Clemente turned unruly Thursday morning when activists tried to take over a street near the place where the killing occurred.
Five arrests were made at the protest, which started around 10 a.m. in front of the Hotel Miramar at El Camino Real and Avenida San Gabriel — the area where deputies fatally shot Kurt Andras Reinhold about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, said Orange County sheriff’s Sgt. Dennis Breckner.
Four people were taken into custody for disorderly conduct, and one was arrested for vandalism, he said.
Two deputies assigned to the department’s homeless outreach team were in the area Wednesday afternoon when something prompted them to contact Reinhold outside the hotel, Breckner said.
Shortly after deputies approached Reinhold, a physical altercation and shooting ensued, Breckner said. Surveillance video from a nearby business shows Reinhold attempting to grab a weapon from one of the deputies, the sergeant alleged.
The deputies tried to revive the 42-year-old man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, Breckner said. Reinhold’s last known address was in Los Angeles.