Suspect Shot by Huntington Beach Police After Allegedly Shooting Bike Rider

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
December 28, 2021 Updated: December 28, 2021

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—An armed suspect who shot a bicycle rider Sunset Beach was shot by Huntington Beach police officers Dec. 27, authorities said.

Police responded to a report of a shooting just after 12:20 p.m. Monday at Third Street and South Pacific Avenue in Sunset Beach said Jennifer Carey of the Huntington Beach Police Department.

When officers arrived they found the armed man, and at least one officer opened fire, striking the suspect, Carey said.

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Huntington Beach Police Station in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Nov. 12, 2020. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

The suspect did not comply with multiple commands before he was shot, Carey said. Both the suspect and the man he allegedly shot were taken to a hospital.

The suspect was in critical condition, but the bike rider was expected to survive, Carey said.

It does not appear the victim and suspect were previously acquainted, police said. The victim was found a few blocks north of where the suspect was taken into custody.

No officers were injured.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will investigate the police shooting.

Anyone with information relevant to investigators was asked to call Orange County Crime Stoppers, which will accept anonymous tips, at 855-TIP-OCCS.