Huntington Beach police fatally shot a man with a gun Saturday south of the city’s iconic pier, where the U.S. Open of Surfing had wrapped up for the day.
The Huntington Beach Police Department received a call around 3:15 p.m. of a man with a gun at Huntington City Beach, spokeswoman Jennifer Carey told City News Service.
The U.S. Open had finished for the day and athletes and spectators had dispersed from the area, Carey said. The police department had extra officers patrolling the beach for the major event, who responded.
“Officers made contact with the individual in the sand, south of the pier,” she said. “The suspect was non-compliant to the multiple commands given and an officer-involved shooting occurred. Various lifesaving measures were provided and the suspect was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.”
A gun was recovered at the scene, Carey said.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department took the lead in the shooting investigation, she said. Anyone with information was asked to call Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.
The U.S. Open of Surfing wraps up Sunday.
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