Horrifying footage has emerged of a cop shooting a man seven times outside a 7-Eleven in California on Friday morning.
The unidentified man died in hospital shortly after being wounded by the Huntington Beach Police Officer at around 9.30am.
Witnesses say the officer opened fire after the man grabbed the gun magazine from his belt.
Video taken immediately before he opened fire shows the pair wrestling on the ground.
The moment a Huntington Beach Police Officer shot a man seven times outside a 7-Eleven on Friday after he grabbed his magazine from his belt
The man, who had long, black hair and was dressed all in black, appeared to grab at the officers belt then rise to his feet suddenly. It is not known if he was armed at the time.
The officer fired six shots in quick succession, wounding the man who shuddered but still remained on his feet.
The cop screamed: ‘Get down, get down!’ and then fired his seventh round which brought the man to the floor.
It is not clear why police were called to the store. Huntington Beach Police Department did not respond to requests on Friday afternoon.
The pair were first filmed wrestling on the ground in front of the store
The man grabbed what witnesses said was the police officer’s gun magazine from his belt. It is seen here in his right hand. In response, the officer pulled his gun
The man remained standing despite being shot several times across his body
He stumbled on his feet and staggered backwards before the cop fired his seventh shot
The seventh shot brought the man to the ground. He slid down the store front, still clutching the gun magazine he reportedly grabbed from the officer’s belt seconds earlier
The man was rushed to hospital where he later died of his injures. Police have n
Witnesses suggested that there may have been a robbery inside the store and that the man took a hostage but those reports have not been confirmed.
The by-stander who captured the shooting on film shared the video on Twitter moments after it occurred.
They told followers the man had not attempted a robbery. It is not clear if the officer used a taser on the man before firing his gun.
There was no response from the convenience store on Friday afternoon when DailyMail.com made contact.
The shooting prompted the closure of a school across the street.
The shooting took place outside this 7-Eleven in Huntington Beach, California, on Friday morning