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Man Who Chased After Children With Bat In Huntington Beach Is Shot, Killed By Officers

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Officers shot and killed a man who reportedly went after children with a baseball bat and broken bottle, reports KPCC.

The incident happened at the Huntington Central Park Sports Complex on Thursday night. Officers responded to the scene at about 7:20 p.m., reports the L.A. Times. Witnesses say that a man, later identified as 29-year-old Steven Schiltz of Huntington Beach, was shirtless and that he was carrying a bat and a broken bottle. Schiltz reportedly chased after children who were taking part in soccer practice.

Authorities say that officers fired at Schiltz when he advanced towards several families on nearby bleachers. Two officers shot at Schiltz, who was later pronounced dead at the scene. No bystanders were injured.

One of the parents reported that Schiltz was "scratching himself and had flesh coming off his wrist," said KPCC.

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The Orange County Sheriff's Department is conducting an investigation into the incident.

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