03/20/2012

Calif. police fatally shoot man after violent struggle

Man, 26, killed as he reportedly attempted to strike an officer with a baton

Thadeus Greenson
Eureka Times Standard

FORTUNA, Calif. — A Fortuna police officer shot and killed a man Friday morning after a reportedly violent struggle on O Street during which the suspect began beating another officer with a baton.

Police Chief William Dobberstein released few details regarding the incident Friday, but said two officers were involved in the early-morning shooting and that the man — later identified as 26-year-old Fortuna resident Jacob Robert Newmaker — reacted violently when contacted by police.

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