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California man blasted with fire hose & fatally shot by police identified

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Police in Orange County, California, shot and killed a man after spraying him with a high-pressure water hose. They say he barricaded himself in his car and pulled a knife. The identity of the man, a 33-year-old father of six, has now been confirmed.

The incident began around 11:15pm Sunday, when City of Orange Police attempted to stop Michael Anthony Perez, who was driving a white GMC van with a broken tail light. Officers discovered a warrant associated with the license plate, according to statements from Police Sergeant Rob Thorsen.  

Initially, Perez refused to comply, but eventually, he did pull over in the parking lot of a strip mall in Anaheim.

When officers made contact with Perez, he refused to exit the vehicle and barricaded himself in the vehicle with a gas can and a lighter, police said. Then Perez poured some gas onto a rag and lit a cigarette.

At this point, the officers were no longer concerned about the traffic ticket,” Orange Police lieutenant Fred Lopez said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

It was, do we have a suicide? Do we have other incendiary devices inside the vehicle? That’s why a plan was devised to get him out of the vehicle.

Police called the Orange City Fire Department and requested an engine to assist them. Several officers distracted Perez, while others got into position around the car and smashed his windows with their batons.

Police then pointed a fire hose into the car, spraying high-pressurized water to force Perez out.

I’ve been here for 22 years. I don’t know that I’ve ever even heard of a plan like this. I think it was an excellent idea to use the water to prevent him from lighting himself on fire,” Lopez told KABC.

Police say when Perez finally climbed out through the driver’s side window, he was armed with a knife.

A news release from the Orange Police Department says that they attempted to use “less lethal munition,” but they were not effective in subduing Perez.

One officer fired a single shot, which hit Perez in the torso. Perez was treated on the scene by the fire department before being transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

In the press release confirming Perez’s identity, police say Perez had an “extensive criminal history, which included weapons violations and narcotics.

Perez was later identified by his sister, Lovina Perez, who told KTLA, “He is not just another person shot by the police, he is a son, brother, and father.

Perez’s widow told reporters at KABC that he had been living in the van for over a year, and was addicted to methamphetamine. She said that Perez had told her that he wanted to die.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is currently investigating the incident with the help of the police.

https://www.rt.com/usa/380608-orange-police-fire-hose/

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6 Responses to California man blasted with fire hose & fatally shot by police identified

  1. Millard says:

    Another “I feared for my life excuse.” “He had a knife!” “I only shot him once.”

    Now, let me spit-shine my badge to go accept my award!”

  2. BMF says:

    Far be it from me to defend the pigs, who are nothing but an occupying army in a war against the Bill of Rights. But this guy they shot was an idiot. What did he think he was accomplishing here?

    • Enemy of the State says:

      Exactly BMF, and what happens when you put 2 idiots together?

      This,, this right here is what you get

  3. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “Perez’s widow told reporters at KABC that he had been living in the van for over a year, and was addicted to methamphetamine.”

    Living on borrowed time then.

    “She said that Perez had told her that he wanted to die.”

    Speed kills.

    “It was, do we have a suicide?”

    Suicide is illegal.

    That’s why the pigs decided to ‘help’ him. No repercussions for THEM.

  4. volthair says:

    Badges, what badges, we dont need no badges, we dont have to show you no stinking badges…ay caramba….rip

  5. Pioneer says:

    Now we all get to pay to raise his six kids. At least six we know about.

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