Police shoot, kill man with gun at crowded Huntington City Beach

Officials Monday were offering emotional support services to anyone who may have witnessed a deadly police shooting in Huntington Beach over the weekend. 

The counseling services will be offered by Be Well OC

On Saturday, police officers shot and killed an armed man in the sand in front of dozens of terrified witnesses, many who had gathered at Huntington Beach for the U.S. Open of Surfing.

Officers responded to reports of a man with a gun made contact with him around 3 p.m. and when he refused to comply with numerous commands they opened fire, the city’s police spokeswoman Jennifer Carey said in a statement.

According to Huntington Beach Police, the suspect died at an area hospital. 

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The suspect has not been identified by authorities and a gun was recovered at the scene. 

It is unknown if the armed man was involved with the U.S. Open of Surfing.

The officers’ body cameras were activated during the shooting and the footage will be examined by Orange County Sheriff’s investigators, who will work with Huntington Beach police to probe the shooting, officials said.

The investigation is ongoing. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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