Southern California police shoot man wielding wooden object

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — San Bernardino police shot and killed a man who set a palm tree on fire and then charged at officers with a large pie...

December 5, 2022
9:36 PM

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — San Bernardino police shot and killed a man who set a palm tree on fire and then charged at officers with a large piece of wood, officials said. The shooting occurred last Wednesday outside a vacant residence just west of downtown, the San Bernardino Police Department said. Officers responding around 11 p.m. found the tree ablaze and were confronted by a man wielding a 'wooden bludgeon,' police said. The man grabbed a shovel, dropped it, and then picked up another wooden object, which he swung at an officer, according to police.

Sam González Kelly