Huntington Beach Police Kill Man Armed With Gun

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A Huntington Beach police officer has shot and killed a man armed with a gun during a weekend confrontation.

The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/11FryfP ) says 26-year-old Eric Marquez of Orange died at the scene Saturday morning.

Police say a patrolling officer tried to talk to two men in a car shortly before 8 a.m. but they got out and ran off.

Lt. Mitch O'Brien says the officer chased one man, wounded him during a confrontation and then shot him again several more times during a second confrontation.

O'Brien says a handgun was recovered from Marquez. Authorities haven't confirmed whether he fired at the officer, who's a nine-year veteran.

Other details haven't been released.


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