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Erik Garcia, 18
Vernon, California
April 16, 2009

Agencies: Huntington Park Police Department California | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD

Last updated: 8 months ago

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Officers claimed Garcia “Put his hands up then reached for a replica (fake) handgun."

Officers had received a call about a man with a gun at a local bar, and when they arrived at the scene Garcia was being escorted out of another bar across the street by security guards, officials said.

Officers ordered Garcia to put his hands on his head,  and he did at first, but then he reached for a replica handgun and was shot by a Huntington Park police officer.