Armed man shot dead by cops who fired at him at point blank range Huntington ...

Armed man shot dead by cops who fired at him at point blank range Huntington ...
Armed man shot dead by cops who fired at him at point blank range Huntington ...
Armed man is shot dead by police 'who fired at him at point blank range' at Huntington Beach where hundreds were gathered for US Surfing Open A man was shot dead by Huntington Beach police on Saturday afternoon It happened as the U.S. Open of Surfing was underway nearby Shooting occurred around 3:15pm close to the city's pier where there were hundreds of people gathered Witnesses say they heard at least 10 shots, but it is still unclear what prompted officers to open fire

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A man was shot and killed at Huntington Beach in Southern California on Saturday afternoon where hundreds of people were gathered nearby at the U.S. Open of Surfing competition.

The incident occurred at around 3:15pm close to the pier. Witnesses managed to capture the shooting on camera.

Pictures and video posted to Twitter sees the suspect lying on the sand surrounded by half a dozen police officers, many of them with their weapons drawn and aimed at the man. 

Police shot and killed a man at close range at Huntington City Beach on Saturday afternoon as shocked witnesses watched and screamed from the pier and bike path

Police shot and killed a man at close range at Huntington City Beach on Saturday afternoon as shocked witnesses watched and screamed from the pier and bike path

The shooting happened about 3:15pm on the sand, just south of the Huntington Beach Pier and near the pathway

The shooting happened about 3:15pm on the sand, just south of the Huntington Beach Pier and near the pathway

Officers had received reports of a suspicious man with a gun and after making contact with the suspect and giving him multiple commands, he refused orders to drop his weapon, at which point police were forced to open fire. 

After initial shots were fired, the man could be seen writhing on the sand before attempting to clamber to his feet.

Video shows the man raising his arm and holding a plastic bag in the air, before being shot several times.

The footage then seen another two officers opening fire at the man at point blank range. 

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