HUNTINGTON BEACH – The man shot and killed by a Huntington policeman outside of a 7-Eleven after a violent encounter was 27-year-old Dillan Tabares, authorities said on Monday.
Tabares was a U.S. Navy veteran, his brother Brandon Tabares said in a Facebook message to the Register. Tabares’s Facebook Page indicates he was a Huntington beach native.
Friday’s violent encounter, captured by at least two witnesses’ videos, occurred at the store across the street from Marina High School.
In one nearly two-minute video, posted on YouTube and apparently taken from inside a parked vehicle outside of the 7-Eleven,Tabares can be seen advancing toward the officer, who has a weapon drawn, possibly a Tazer.
The officer, backing away, appears to say, “Have a seat,” but Tabares continues approaching and punches the officer twice. Then the officer grabs Tabares in a headlock, both fall to the ground and continue to fight.
Tabares,who is punched several times, grabs something from the officer’s utility belt. The officer gets away and ends up firing seven shots.
Another video shot by a different witness shows Tabares, after being shot, turning and leaning back and falling against the window of the 7-Eleven, with a dark object appearing to fall from one of his hands as he collapses to the ground.
The officer, a…