Protest in Anaheim After Video Show Off-Duty LAPD Officer Firing Gun At Teens [Video]

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Protests ensued on Wednesday night in Anaheim after an off-duty Los Angeles police officer fired his gun during a confrontation with a group of teenagers who stepped on his lawn.

According to the Orange County Register, the incident occurred in Anaheim on Tuesday around 2:45 p.m. in the vicinity of Euclid Street and West Palais Road.
In the video the officer can be seen grabbing on to one of the juveniles, and a few more of the juveniles seem to jump in to help out their friend. Quickly the off-duty officer can be seen pulling out a gun and firing it, causing the group to scatter.

According to Sgt. Daron Wyatt, a spokesman for Anaheim police, the incident between the off-duty officer and juveniles began over ongoing issues with the teens walking across the officer’s property.Thankfully no one was hurt, but it did lead to the arrest of a 13-year-old who was booked at Orange County Juvenile Hall for criminal threats and battery. A 15-year-old boy was also arrested for assault and battery and later was released to his parents.

Thankfully no one was hurt, but it did lead to the arrest of a 13-year-old who was booked at Orange County Juvenile Hall for criminal threats and battery. A 15-year-old boy was also arrested for assault and battery and later was released to his parents.The 13-year-old boy was accused of allegedly threatening to shoot the off-duty officer, in which he tried to detain him until officials arrived.

The 13-year-old boy was accused of allegedly threatening to shoot the off-duty officer, in which he tried to detain him until officials arrived.Gregory Perez, 16, who witnessed the incident said the incident may have occurred due to a misunderstanding. “The little kid said, ‘I’m going to sue you,’ and then the guy thought he said, ‘I’m going to shoot you.’ That’s when he pulled out his gun and fired the warning shot.

Gregory Perez, 16, who witnessed the incident said the incident may have occurred due to a misunderstanding. “The little kid said, ‘I’m going to sue you,’ and then the guy thought he said, ‘I’m going to shoot you.’ That’s when he pulled out his gun and fired the warning shot.No one was injured by the gunfire, but the footage has insight upset by residents who are contacting the Anaheim police to investigate the officer’s actions.

No one was injured by the gunfire, but the footage has insight upset by residents who are contacting the Anaheim police to investigate the officer’s actions.

On Wednesday night, about 300 demonstrators took to the streets of Anaheim to protest the case. The marchers began in the west Anaheim neighborhood where the shooting occurred and eventually moved into major streets.