Crime & Justice

Huntington Beach officer shoots, kills man after suspects flee

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A police officer shot and killed a man with a gun in northern Huntington Beach Saturday, officers said.

A uniformed police officer, at about 7:46 a.m., spotted and made contact with two men in a vehicle on the corner of Glencoe Avenue and Silver Lane, according to a statement from the Huntington Beach Police Department.

That residential neighborhood is about a quarter mile west of Beach Boulevard and slightly more than one mile south of the 405 Freeway.

Both men got out of the vehicle and ran from the officer, according to the department statement.

"The officer chased one suspect," according to the statement. "There was a confrontation that resulted in an officer-involved shooting. The suspect, a male adult, was shot and killed at the scene."

Police said in the statement that a handgun was recovered from the suspect at the scene and that the officer involved in the shooting was a nine- year veteran of the department.

It was not immediately known if he was injured or wounded during the shooting.

The second suspect ran northbound on Sher Lane, according to the statement. He was described as 6 feet tall, in his early 20s and weighing 200 pounds, with a shaved head and dressed in all black clothing.

Anyone with any information regarding the officer-involved shooting was asked to call Orange County Sheriff's homicide detectives at (714) 647-7000.