Across the Area

Fatal shooting; car crash; death inquiry

A 27-YEAR-OLD man was fatally shot Friday by an HBPD officer.

The Orange County Tribune took a weeklong hiatus to rest and plan for the coming year. Here’s what we – and maybe you – missed while we were on our mission.

Police officer fatally shoots man

A 27-year-old man was fatally shot by a Huntington Beach police officer on Friday. The man, identified as Dillan Tabares by the Orange County Coroner’s office, died at UCI Medical Center shortly after being shot outside a convenience store at 6012 Edinger Ave.

Video of the incident shows Tabares struggling with the officer and witnesses said he tried to land a punch on the policeman. The officer fired seven shots at him, wounding him fatally.

The officer, who was not identified, has been placed on administrative leave. Tabares was a graduate of Marina High School, located near the scene of the incident.

Two in stable condition after crash

A rear-end collision early Saturday in Garden Grove sent two people to the hospital where they were listed in stable condition, according to police.

The crash occurred around 2 a.m. on Haster Street, south of Chapman Avenue. A sedan driving south on Haster struck a slower-loving pickup truck about to turn into a residential complex.

A passenger in the rear seat was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown forward. She and the driver were transported to UCI Medical Center in Orange. The driver and passenger of the truck were not injured. The incident is under investigation.

Inquiry into death of elderly man in HB

Police are investigating the death of an elderly man in Huntington Beach on Sept. 19. According to the HBPD, he was found at 5:11 p.m. lying on the ground in the 7800 block of Ellis Avenue.

Arriving officers reported that the man had blood on his face and had suffered “significant” injuries. He was treated at the scene and taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The public’s help is being sought in providing details regarding the incident. Anyone with relevant information is asked to call the HBPD Information Hotline at (714) 375-5006.





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