Watch CBSN Live

Handcuffed teen, Lamon Khiry Haslip, shot and killed by police in southern California

Police in a neighborhood in Moreno Valley, Calif, near where they say they shot and killed a handcuffed 18-year-old who was armed with a handgun, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. CBS Los Angeles

(CBS) - An 18-year-old California man was shot dead by police last week while he was handcuffed and on the ground. Police say he was carrying a loaded handgun.

According to a statement issued by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, officers responded to a "gang-related 'man with a gun'" call in Moreno Valley at 8:38 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28.

Once there, the statement says, witnesses told the first officer on the scene that the men brandishing weapons had left in a car, but as the officer was taking suspect descriptions, the car drove by and "a male exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot."

The officer then apprehended the man on the ground and handcuffed him, according to the statement.

The sheriff's statement continues: "As this was occurring, an additional officer arrived on scene and observed the subject roll onto his side. The initial officer backed away from the subject and announced that the subject had a gun, at which time an officer involved shooting occurred."

The deceased has been identified as Lamon Khiry Haslip, 18, of Ontario, Calif.

The officer who shot Haslip has been placed on administrative duty. The Los Angeles Times reports that it is unclear whether the first or second officer on the scene fired at Haslip.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.