Anaheim police have shot dead yet another man just a day after killing 24-year old Manuel Diaz. The previous day’s shooting sparked a protest against police brutality that was violently broken up by authorities.
Police say the second shooting took place on Sunday, when anti-gang crime officers spotted a stolen SUV and started chasing it. Three suspects were said to have jumped out of the SUV, with police continuing their pursuit on foot. The men reportedly opened fire at an officer, and the policeman retaliated by shooting dead one of the shooters.
However, eyewitnesses say police shot dead a man who was already handcuffed, OC Weekly reports.
Family friends told the Weekly that the victim was Joel Acevedo, a resident of Anaheim.
Residents on the scene allegedly tried to take photos from a second floor of an apartment block, but police obscured their view with flash lights (second photo). The second alleged killing took place a few blocks away from the place where 24-year-old Manuel Diaz was gunned down by police on Saturday.