Video seems to indicate California freeway patrolman repeatedly capturing man on freeway | EUROtoday

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Video footage shared on-line seems to indicate a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer repeatedly capturing a person on a freeway following a quick battle.

The incident happened on the 105 Freeway in Watts, south of Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon.

Graphic footage captured by bystanders seems to indicate the officer and one other particular person struggling on the bottom collectively earlier than a shot is fired into the bottom.

The officer then stands up and seems to fireside his weapon into the person a number of occasions.

The particular person lies immobile for the remainder of the clip, whereas the CHP officer stays by the physique together with his gun drawn.

The CHP confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Monday {that a} capturing happened on the freeway. Officials instructed the outlet they responded after receiving a number of calls a few man strolling by way of visitors close to the Wilmington Avenue exit on Sunday afternoon.

After the trooper made contact with the pedestrian, “a struggle ensued and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” the CHP stated.

The incident happened on the 105 Freeway in Watts, south of Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon

(Fox News 11)

Authorities stated over a police radio that the person had a Taser and fired it on the officer, resulting in the capturing, in keeping with audio posted on the Citizen cellular app, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Aerial footage from Fox News appeared to indicate blood on the part of freeway, which had been shut down by police.

The particular person who was shot was taken to hospital, however no replace has been given about their situation.

The CHP directed all inquiries to the California Department of Justice, which investigates police shootings by which unarmed individuals are killed, in keeping with the division.

In a press launch the state DOJ stated: “California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced that the California Department of Justice (DOJ)… is investigating and will independently review an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Lynwood, California, on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at approximately 3:15 pm.

“The OIS incident resulted in the death of one individual.

“Following notification by local authorities, DOJ’s California Police Shooting Investigation Team initiated an investigation… Upon completion of the investigation, it will be turned over to DOJ’s Special Prosecutions Section within the Criminal Law Division for independent review.”

The division instructed The Independent it was unable to remark additional, so as to shield the integrity of its investigation.