Skip to comments.Spear-Wielding Man Shot, Killed By Sheriff’s Deputies In Canyon Country
Posted on 01/31/2014 8:42:48 AM PST by BenLurkin
Sheriffs 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 Sheriffs Departments Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
THIS is why we need universal mental health checks. Imagine if this guy were a teacher, or had access to an automobile?
perhaps the worst case scenario....Drivers Ed Instructor at Martin Luther King High School
sounds like suicide to me
Never bring a spear to a gun fight.
Or Chuck Speer.
A spear? In Shangri-la?
Skippy is not allowed to play picador with random passersby.
Gotta be some drug thing, maybe those “bath salts” without the cannibalism.
Was he spearchucking for diversity or an Olympic javelin thrower on Bath Salts?
Conclusion: Do not bring a knife and a spear to a gunfight.
It’s just not fair.
Using the cops to commit suicide because the perp lacks the ingenuity to do the job alone . . .
Must be related to the guy here in Pittsburgh who robbed a pizza delivery man with a bow and arrow.
Was it a Roman Spear or a Zulu spear?
can't you see his spear point gleaming
Where there any giant seed pods laying nearby? Maybe he thought everyone had been taken over.
I guess now we are going to see a government movement to ban spears....
Innocent people? There are none.
“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.
**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.
If he used an atlatl the media would be calling it an assault spear.
If 0bama had a son.........
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
This type of conduct is highly indicative of the use of PCP, bath salts
or other hallucinogenic chemicals.
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