California police kill man firing gun in apartment complex

California police kill man firing gun in apartment complex

REDDING, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say officers shot and killed a man indiscriminately firing a gun in a Northern California apartment complex while yelling about President Obama.

Redding Police Lt. Pete Brindley told the Redding Record Searchlight that officers first tried negotiating with the man. He said they next attempted to subdue him by firing beanbag rounds at the man.

The shooting happened Tuesday evening in Redding, 160 miles north of Sacramento.

Brindley says witnesses describe the man repeatedly coming in and out of his apartment.

Brindley says he didn’t know whether the man fired at officers.

The newspaper says a neighbor videotaped the shooting.

At the end, it shows the man exit his apartment holding a gun in his outstretched hand, drawing fire from officers.

The name of t! he man has not been released. No officers were injured.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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