Police fatally shoot bloody, shirtless man chasing kids at California sports complex – Chicago Tribune

A bloody, shirtless man with what appeared to be a broken wine bottle turned a balmy evening of soccer practice and batting cages into a scene of chaos and panic.

It didn’t end until police shot and killed him.

A man later identified by authorities as Steven Schlitz, 29, followed an adult soccer player over a 3-foot barrier and onto a soccer field at the Huntington Beach Sports Complex where children were practicing Thursday night and began chasing the kids with the bottle, witnesses said.

As screams filled the air and children climbed fences to escape, Schiltz moved toward a woman on the bleachers who appeared frozen with fear, said Jose Sanchez, a coach whose team of 13-year-olds was practicing on the field.


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