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Huntington Beach Man Fatally Shot By Police After Recklessly Driving And Pointing Gun At Officers

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A Huntington Beach man was fatally shot and killed by police officers on Saturday evening after he crashed his SUV from recklessly driving and then allegedly pointing a gun at officers.

Huntington Beach police officers responded to a call shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Saturday about a man recklessly driving an SUV and trying to run other drivers off the road. The SUV crashed at the intersection of Gothard Street and Ernest Drive after HBPD officers tried to make a traffic stop, according to KTTV.

It was then the suspect, who has been identified as 27-year old Daniel Walsh by the coroner, exited his vehicle with a handgun and walked up the driveway of a private residence. An officer ordered Walsh to drop the weapon but instead he turned towards the officer, which prompted the officer to open fire. The suspect was taken to UC Irvine's medical center where he was pronounced dead at 6:25 p.m.

The police currently have no motive for Walsh's actions.