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Video: Watch The Immediate Aftermath Of The Officer-Involved Shooting in Anaheim (Graphic)
Yesterday afternoon police officers shot a man identified by family members as Manuel Diaz after a short chase through a neighborhood in Anaheim.
The OC Weekly obtained footage showing what happened to Diaz's body in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. It appears, in fact, that very little happened to Diaz's body for at least three minutes after the shooting (and it's not clear how much time had passed since the shooting).
It's hard to make out much in the shaky, faraway footage, but the OC Weekly says Diaz's body appears twitchy at the beginning of the video. A man's voice in the video says, "He's still alive, man, call the cops!" In fact, Diaz was still alive at that point. The shooting occurred not long after 4 pm and Diaz was pronounced dead at a local hospital around 7 pm.
None of the many cops on the scene appear to help him or do anything to Diaz's body until the end of the 3-minute video when a group of cops turn over his body, revealing his bloodied face. This gruesome image seems to confirm witnesses' reports that Diaz was shot in the head. A woman's voice can be heard saying, "The fuck is wrong with---" before the video cuts off.
Later that day police fired rubber bullets and bean bags into a crowd of neighbors, who were demanding answers about the shooting. Police said that they used force against the crowd of men, women and young children because they felt threatened by residents "encircling" the cops and bottles being thrown from the crowd.
Photos: Anaheim Police Fire Rubber Bullets, Pepper Balls On Angry Crowd Protesting Officer-Involved Shooting
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