A man shot by police outside of a Huntington Beach Seven Eleven on Friday morning has been confirmed to be a 27-year-old Navy veteran according to his mother. Bystanders caught the shooting on video which started with a Huntington Beach police officer approaching 27-year-old Dillan Tabares and a scuffle ensued. The video shows the two wrestling on the curb in front of the store when Tabares reaches over to the officer's waist and pulls something off of his belt, apparently a pistol magazine. The officer reacts by pulling away, drawing his firearm and shooting Tabares 7 times who stumbles before collapsing.
Saturday, a new video emerged showing the moments leading up to Dillan Taberas death. Taberas approaches the officer with hostility backing him into a corner before trying to punch him. (GRAPHIC)
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The 27-year-old died at the hospital. Tiffany Tabares says her son was a Navy veteran who suffered from mental health issues and she wants to know the truth about what happened. "I don’t know what happened in the very beginning," Tabares' mother said. "I wish I had a full video of everything that happened, as painful as it is to watch. I just want to know what happened. I want to know what the truth is. I don’t have an agenda of, you know, ‘Cops are horrible.’ I respect them, I appreciate them. I just think that mistakes were made and I don’t think my kid needed to be shot seven times."
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Tabares' mother even had compassionate words for the officer who shot and killed her son, "I truly, truly hope that the officer isn’t horrified by what did, but then, I don’t know, I just hope he’s not ruined for his days too because I don’t know you can go through something like that and not have it be extremely traumatic for him."
A look back into Dillan Tabares' Facebook profile reveals some strange posts and possibly anti-police sediment:
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The Huntington Beach police chief has publicly defended the officers actions.
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