The man, later described as “an emotionally disturbed person,” was blocking traffic and appeared to be attempting to get hit by a car when police tried to take him into custody. He also pretended to point a weapon at the officers using his hand.
Three shots were fired, and two women, ages 35 and 54, were hit; one woman in the right knee and the other woman in the buttocks. The man was not hit, but was struck by a taser. All three were hospitalized.
One person managed to capture the chaos on video:
This is what makes guns so scary. Even when they’re in the right hands, things go wrong.