Video shows man punching California officer before shooting

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An officer and civilian were both taken to hospitals after a police shooting broke out early Saturday morning in La Verne, officials said.

One officer believed the object was a weapon and ordered the man to drop the item, but he did not comply with commands. The man seems unaffected when the officer fires the stun gun and quickly rushes toward the officer.

"Upon the officers' arrival, they were confronted by a male adult who had an unknown dark object in his hand", Moore said.


The officer fired "several" rounds and the man was struck in his upper torso.

Two of those shot are police officers and one is a female civilian.

The name of the officers involved will be released at a later time.


The 2400 block of Foothill Boulevard in La Verne, where a police shooting occurred on September 23, 2017, is shown in a Google Maps Street View image from December 2016. The man continued approaching the officer, despite repeated commands to stop.

The officer's injuries aren't believed to be serious as he was protected by a vest. The officer was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Police said she is in critical condition and undergoing surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital. His condition isn't known.

After entering the home, the officers breached the third-floor door and police said they were met with gunfire from with Monroe. The investigation was ongoing.


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