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Video: Man Shot, Killed After Vandalizing Police Vehicles

May 23, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Deadly OIS In Calif. Station's Fleet Lot

Inglewood (Calif.) Police shot and killed a sword-wielding man, after he smashed the windows of eight police vehicles parked at the agency's headquarters.

Charles Curl, 46, was shot and killed Saturday night after allegedly using an 18-inch sword that was thicker and heavier than a machete, reports City News Service.

The shooting was captured by a passerby and broadcast by KTLA. In the footage, the man can be seen walking toward an officer who crouches behind the door of a squad car.

The man was likely mentally ill, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Tags: Inglewood (Calif.) PD, Vandalism, Deadly Force


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therookie @ 5/23/2013 6:32 PM

This perp may have been a loon, but I would not second guess these Officers. The KTLA left leaning news media act like their IA. California lawmakers should put these types in mental wards instead of spending money micro-chipping firearms.

Fed Cop @ 5/28/2013 6:37 AM

You can tell the bias of the news team just by the intro. I don't care if he "was bi-polar, and on his meds". You start walking toward me with a weapon, shots fired! The one officer standing in front of him in the video, was well withing the "fatal funnel".

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