Demonstrators protest California police shooting

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The police chief in Anaheim says two officers have been placed on leave after they were involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man that led to a violent clash between witnesses and police.

Protesters burst into the Anaheim Police headquarters' lobby Sunday as Chief John Welter held a news conference to discuss what happened the night before.

He said 24-year-old Manuel Diaz was shot in front of an apartment complex following a foot chase. He said what led one of the officers to shoot Diaz is under investigation.

The shooting sparked a melee in the neighborhood as some threw rocks and bottles at police. Officers fired rubber bullets and pepper spray to suppress the crowd.

Five people were arrested during the unrest.


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