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Video: Cops Shoot, Kill Man with Metal Bar at Carl's Jr.

January 24, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Deadly Force at Carl's Jr.

A man attempting to break into a Carl's Jr. restaurant was fatally shot by a Monterey Park (Calif.) Police officer after swinging a metal bar at the officer in a clip that has gone viral.

No officers were injured in the shooting, which was reported about 9:30 a.m. at a Carl's Jr. near Cesar Chavez Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue.

A man with a 3-foot metal bar can be seen leaving the restaurant. Once outside, officers ordered him several times to drop the bar. After ignoring the command, one of the officers used a TASER.

The man continues to advance, moved closer to officers, and swung the bar at them. One officer then fires several shots, striking the man.

Tags: California, Citizen Video, Deadly Force


Comments (12)

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gduffey @ 1/24/2012 6:47 PM

Beavis & Butthead at Carl's Jr. witness an OIS & provide a stoner commentary. They express need for an ambulance & one should be called for, but kept using their cellular telephone to film, rather than call themselves & then they drive away to post it quickly on YouTube. Hey man, later dudes.

Bob@Az. @ 1/24/2012 7:06 PM

Hey,gduffey, I think you may owe Beavis & Butthead an apology! Other then that, I agree 100%

CSGT @ 1/25/2012 4:42 AM

Wait until the community outcry comes. Police shoot a poor man with a stick. The two jokers on the video is what the community outcry should be about. Life has no value. The comments would be just as bad if it were one of the officers shot. This was a bad guy doing a bad thing, that happens. The joking about it as it is tragic. The officer who fired the shot has to live with it and these animals are cracking up. Let the community worry about that.

cwjjohn @ 1/25/2012 6:37 AM

See what happens when you do not obey the commands from an officer. Good job guys.

S Brown @ 1/25/2012 6:58 AM

Great job by the officers. The dirt-bag suspect would have likely struck the officer in the head and killed him so deadly force was justified. Remember--less lethal force was FIRST used by the officer. When that failed deadly force was used. Throw the dirt-bags bosdy into a grave and cover it up. No court costs. No incarceration costs.

A great day for the law abiding citizens of the great U.S.A.

bluemeanie @ 1/25/2012 7:39 AM

What is the dog the officer is holding used for? Obviously not for building searches or suspect confrontation. Wonder why is wasn't deployed, and the second volley of shots, were they necessary?
Officer with the taser obviously needs additional training if it weren't for his cover officer he probably wouldn't be around to talk about the incident. Thats why you always have lethal cover as back-up.

vak_attack @ 1/25/2012 10:14 AM

Hooah....GET SOME !!!

m turnbow @ 1/25/2012 10:59 AM

The dog is a less lethel weapon just like the Taser only the dog dies when hit in the head unlike the Taser that just breaks. Less lethel has already failed so up the force continuim we go. Exactly what is 'suspect confrontation?' No need to sacrifice the dog. Put .40 cal rounds center mass and go home.

John Russell @ 1/25/2012 1:20 PM

This is just flat out murder ---now I guess robbers will be packing guns to shoot it out with cops since they may themselves may get executed for any B&E>>>> who knows?

jason v @ 1/26/2012 2:10 AM

Where the two clowns heard in the video parked at the medicinal marijuana shop next to carls jr. Or where they the get away driver and saw there friend get waisted.

carl @ 1/26/2012 7:36 AM

John Russel must be a liberal and has absolutly no understanding of the law.The suspect was not shot for Breaking and entering. He was shot for attempted assault with a deadly weapon. John should do a ride along with a police officer for a day, put on a bullet proof vest and wake up. The two sad exaples of humanity who filmed this and laugh at the loss of a life, I hope they become vicvims of a crime and see how they like it.

DARYL @ 2/10/2012 8:56 AM

STOP THE LIES! The victim was the criminal. Yes he was stupid, yes he deserved to be arrested, even triple tased...however he DID NOT move towards the officers nor swing at them STOP JUSTIFYING HIS MURDER WITH LIES!
And even after shooting him 5 times where is the reason to shoot him 5 more times while he's down??? COPS DEFENDING WRONG DOINGS BY OTHER COPS IS THE REASON PPL DON'T RESPECT COPS! It's growing more each day. More and more cops are being killed therefore more and more cops will start overreacting to otherwise manageable situations. This breakdown of trust and respect will damage both cops and civilians. It is not them against us or us against them! Yes ppl do stupid things, but to get killed over a mistake is senseless! How many cops have never done anything stupid? Do you want your kids to get killed if they make a wrong decision? Cops have to be held at a higher standard even in the face of the craziness they face. "I love my brother, but my duty is above all else"

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