[ View the story "Fatal shooting video spurs protests in California" on Storify] Fatal shooting video spurs protests in California In the city of Salinas, residents speak out against third police-involved shooting death this year.
The Stream· Wed, May 21 2014 16:16:10
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Officer Involved Shooting (Full Video) - Salinas, CA 05/20/2014curtmchenry
Officer Involved Shooting: On 05-20-14 at 12:14pm Officers responded to a 911 call from a resident living on E...
Local media and the Salinas Police Department
that officers responded to a resident's call claiming that a male intruder had entered the resident's home, tried to kill their dog, and exposed his genitals. The police allegedly
the suspect on the street with gardening shears visible from his backpack.
According to police, the suspect refused to submit to arrest and the officers were threatened with "being stabbed or slashed".
the suspect swung the gardening shears at the officers who were standing in close proximity and in danger of being stabbed or slashed. In response to this threat, two officers fired their weapons at the suspect. Emergency medical services arrived shortly after the shooting and pronounced the suspect dead at the scene.news.salinaspd.com
The two officers have been placed on administrative leave and the incident is under investigation.
Shorty after, about 60 protesters
at Salinas City Hall to express anger over the police-involved shooting, the third one in Salinas this year.
People on social media are also talking about incident:
Very active police scene in East #Salinas. Angry crowd, witnesses say police shot a man going to bakery. @ksbw
The salinas police department is so cruel and inhumane. We should feel safe not threatened.ilse❁
Cops in Salinas California shoot to kill a man with garden clippers. 3 times. Point blank. Police work? Or murder?LNER
Salinas needs most transparent investigation -- all the facts -- on Tuesday's fatal police shooting, or opportunism, distrust will mount.Larry Parsons
On the same day, an estimated 100 demonstrators met at a park in Salinas to protest the killing of Osman Hernandez, who was shot by police earlier this month.
About 100 people at Salinas' Closter Park Monday in support of Osman Hernandez, shot & killed by police at Mi Pueblo
Are you in Salinas? How have recent fatal shootings affected your community? Tell us in the comments below.