An allegedly armed man was shot and killed by the Huntington Beach Police Department on the beach Saturday afternoon, police said.
The shooting took place at about 3:15 p.m. after officers received reports about a man with a gun at Huntington City Beach, police said in a press release.
Police received a call at approximately 3:15 p.m. about “a suspicious man with a gun,” according to a news release from the department.
Officers arrived to find the man in the sand, south of the beach’s pier, HBPD said, near where the six-day surfing competition was taking place.
The man was “non-compliant to the multiple commands given and an officer involved shooting occurred,” the release said.
This morning a video surfaced from the shooting and people alleged that the shooting wasn’t justified as some witnesses claim there was no weapon!
Video of the incident shows a man, whom the Orange County Sheriff’s Department later identified as Ronnie Andrew Garcia, 43, holding what appears to be a weapon under a piece of clothing while officers demand he drop it.
You can see the moment below and decide for yourself!
WATCH (warning: graphic video)
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First aid was administered at the beach and Garcia was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
A gun was found at the scene, added Huntington Beach spokesperson Jennifer Carey.
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