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Spear-Wielding Man Shot, Killed By Sheriff’s Deputies In Canyon Country
CBSLA.com) ^ | January 30, 2014 11:30 PM

Posted on 01/31/2014 8:42:48 AM PST by BenLurkin

Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man who charged at innocent people with a spear Thursday night in Canyon Country.

The shooting happened around 8:20 p.m. at Soledad Canyon Road and Shangri-La Drive.

“Patrol deputies from Santa Clarita Station were flagged down by citizens who reported a man was in the area, running in and out of traffic, holding a spear, and waving it at passersby on the road,” Dep. Crystal Hernandez said.

Deputies located the suspect standing on a center median, holding a metal spear and behaving strangely.

Witness Priscilla Garcia said the suspect appeared to be taunting deputies and tried to break her windshield.

“[I thought], ‘Oh my God, get me out of here.’ It was a scary feeling,” Garcia said. “When he did that, I looked at the cops to do something because he was not going to stop.”

The man then charged at deputies with a knife and they opened fire.

“The suspect was struck by gunfire multiple times on the upper torso,” Dep. Hernandez said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and two weapons were recovered.

The suspect was also involved in an earlier stabbing incident, officials said.

No deputies were injured.

The deputy-involved shooting was under investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.


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1 posted on 01/31/2014 8:42:48 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

THIS is why we need universal mental health checks. Imagine if this guy were a teacher, or had access to an automobile?


2 posted on 01/31/2014 8:45:20 AM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow

perhaps the worst case scenario....Drivers Ed Instructor at Martin Luther King High School


3 posted on 01/31/2014 8:47:12 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: BenLurkin

Spear Chucker?


4 posted on 01/31/2014 8:47:52 AM PST by glorgau
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To: BenLurkin

sounds like suicide to me


5 posted on 01/31/2014 8:48:18 AM PST by PACAP1
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To: PACAP1

Never bring a spear to a gun fight.


6 posted on 01/31/2014 8:48:56 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: glorgau

Or Chuck Speer.


7 posted on 01/31/2014 8:50:03 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

A spear? In Shangri-la?


8 posted on 01/31/2014 8:50:16 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: BenLurkin

Skippy is not allowed to play picador with random passersby.


9 posted on 01/31/2014 8:50:48 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: BenLurkin

Gotta be some drug thing, maybe those “bath salts” without the cannibalism.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 8:52:06 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: BenLurkin

Was he spearchucking for diversity or an Olympic javelin thrower on Bath Salts?


11 posted on 01/31/2014 8:52:08 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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12 posted on 01/31/2014 8:53:30 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: BenLurkin

Conclusion: Do not bring a knife and a spear to a gunfight.


13 posted on 01/31/2014 8:54:36 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: RichInOC

It’s just not fair.


14 posted on 01/31/2014 8:56:53 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: PACAP1

Using the cops to commit suicide because the perp lacks the ingenuity to do the job alone . . .


15 posted on 01/31/2014 9:02:31 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: BenLurkin

Must be related to the guy here in Pittsburgh who robbed a pizza delivery man with a bow and arrow.


16 posted on 01/31/2014 9:09:20 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BenLurkin

Was it a Roman Spear or a Zulu spear?


17 posted on 01/31/2014 9:14:44 AM PST by dmcnash (Back off! I'm a Scientist.)
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To: dmcnash
Men of Conyon Country stop your dreaming

can't you see his spear point gleaming

18 posted on 01/31/2014 9:19:15 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

bath salts


19 posted on 01/31/2014 9:26:04 AM PST by Therapsid (i)
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To: BenLurkin
Patrol deputies from Santa Clarita

Where there any giant seed pods laying nearby? Maybe he thought everyone had been taken over.

20 posted on 01/31/2014 9:29:45 AM PST by Mat_Helm
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To: Therapsid

I guess now we are going to see a government movement to ban spears....


21 posted on 01/31/2014 9:29:58 AM PST by CaptainKip
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To: glorgau
My first thought too, but no, he apparently never threw it. What a headline that would have made.
22 posted on 01/31/2014 9:40:25 AM PST by Bob
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To: BenLurkin
Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man who charged at innocent people with a spear

Innocent people? There are none.

23 posted on 01/31/2014 9:47:53 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: BenLurkin
Santa Clarita
24 posted on 01/31/2014 9:54:17 AM PST by Mat_Helm
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To: Mat_Helm

“THIS is why we need universal mental health checks.”...

Anybody wanna bet there had been drugs involved? Run his remains through the appropriate tests and give us the results.


25 posted on 01/31/2014 10:00:15 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: dmcnash

**Was it a Roman Spear or a Zulu spear?**

Dadburnit! Beat me to it! Now I’m suffering vapor lock of the brain trying to come up with another spear name.


26 posted on 01/31/2014 10:12:04 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: dmcnash
“Was it a Roman Spear or a Zulu spear?”

If he used an atlatl the media would be calling it an assault spear.

27 posted on 01/31/2014 10:41:23 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: BenLurkin

If 0bama had a son.........


28 posted on 01/31/2014 11:15:07 AM PST by Repeat Offender (Why are cops ROE more lenient against us, here in the US, than U.S. military's ROE's in a war zone?)
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To: PACAP1
sounds like suicide to me

I have wondered why when they have bean bag guns, and tasers they don't have a net gun? You would think that a net gun would be a method that could ensnare someone like this at a distance far enough to still keep officers and civilians safe. http://wildlifecapture.com/large-animal-net-gun I guess the money that could be spent on this is not as attractive as buying more M-16's or urban assault vehicles. http://wildlifecapture.com/large-animal-net-gun

29 posted on 01/31/2014 12:22:50 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: CrazyIvan
heck! an spear? ..I could've taken him out w/ a (crook)
walking stick..Bojitsu.."I'm sorry, officer he just tripped-out."
glad to see nobody was harmed.

30 posted on 01/31/2014 2:53:03 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: BenLurkin

This type of conduct is highly indicative of the use of PCP, bath salts
or other hallucinogenic chemicals.


31 posted on 01/31/2014 5:09:13 PM PST by nvscanman
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To: CrazyIvan

Excellent!


32 posted on 01/31/2014 6:07:05 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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