Torrance Police Fatally Shoot Suspect Carrying Knife


ACTING STRANGELY. MICHELE HAS MORE PLUS THE DETAILS. THE POLICE BEHIND ME JUST BEGAN SEARCHING THIS GREEN SATURN AND IT COULD BE CONNECTED TO THE SUSPECT. A CHECK OF THE LICENSE PLATE COMING BACK TO A VERY COMMON NAME. WITNESSES ARE SHARING PRETTY CLEAR CRAZY STORIES. THEY SAY THAT THIS MAN, THEY SAW HIM RANTING AND ONE POINT THEY HEARD THEM YELL AT POLICE YOU CAN SHOOT THE VIDEO SHOWS HIM FIRING A LESS THAN LETHAL ROUND AT THIS MAN. THE POLICE KEPT SHOUTING ORDERS STAND DOWN. THE POLICE SAY THAT THE SUSPECT DID NOT COMPLY. SEVERAL OFFICERS FIRED THEIR GUNS. HE HAD HIS CHEST OUT, HIS ARM WAS COMING OUT AND HE WAS MARCHING STRAIGHT TO HIM. AND HE WAS NOT GOING TO STOP. THE WITNESS SHOT THE VIDEO ON HIS CELL PHONE. PEOPLE IN THE SHOPPING CENTER NEAR HAWTHORNE TOLD HIM THAT THEY SAW THE SUSPECT ACTING STRANGELY AND HOLDING A SNAKE. A MANAGER CALLED POLICE AROUND 8:45 A.M. AFTER HE SAW THE SUSPECT RUNNING AROUND THE PARKING LOT AND WAVING A KNIFE THAT CUSTOMERS. ANOTHER WOMAN SAW HIM. HE WENT UP AND BROUGHT THE KNIFE OUT TO HIM AND THEN THE GUY DROVE OFF. A TORRANCE POLICE HAD NO INFORMATION ABOUT THE MAN WHO WAS KILLED. I BELIEVE THAT THEY USED A RESTRAINING SITUATION AS THEY TRIED LESS THAN LETHAL OPTIONS. THEY DID THEIR BEST TO DE-ESCALATE THE SITUATION. UNFORTUNATELY THE INDIVIDUAL DID NOT COMPLY WITH ORDERS. BACK TO THE GREEN SATURN BEHIND ME, WE SAW INVESTIGATORS PULLING UP ADDING AND CLOTHING AND PAPERWORK BUT WE ARE NOT CLEAR WHETHER THIS CAR IS CONNECTED AT ALL TO WHAT HAD HAPPENED HERE TODAY WE DO KNOW THAT THEY RECOVERED TWO KNIVES AND THERE IS ALSO ADEQUATE RAM

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