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January 24, 2012
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Video: Suspect killed at Calif. Carl's Jr.

Officers fired on a man who wouldn't drop a weapon resembling a crowbar or an ax

By PoliceOne Staff

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. — Officers on Monday fatally shot a noncompliant man wielding a weapon resembling an ax, police said.

In the video, a group of officers stands in the parking lot of Carl's Jr., apparently waiting for the suspect to exit. When a man leaves the restaurant, he walks toward police and raises a metal bar police say was three feet long.

The man refused orders to drop the bar, police said, and the video shows deputies trying to get him to back off — a TASER was fired once but did not stop the threat — when the man raises the bar in the direction of an officer.

One officer fired five shots, and a second officer shot the man five more times, according to KTLA. Paramedics transported him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead later.

No other injuries were reported.


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