DEMONSTRATORS stormed a police department in California on Sunday to protest an officer-involved shooting that left a man dead and led to a violent clash between witnesses and police.
A crowd filled the Anaheim Police headquarters' lobby Sunday as Chief John Welter prepared to hold a news conference.
Protestors chanted "no justice, no peace" and "cops, pigs, murderers" as officers stood by and watched, according to the Orange County Register.
It was unclear whether the press conference would go on. Earlier Sgt. Bob Dunn said only credentialed journalists would be admitted "because of security concerns."
Welter was to address the shooting and confrontation Saturday in which a crowd threw bottles at officers who responded with tear gas and beanbag rounds.
The man was shot in front of an apartment complex around 4 p.m. Saturday following a foot chase, Dunn said. He died three hours later at a hospital.
The Register cited family members and neighbors who identified the man as Manuel Diaz. Dunn said he could not confirm the man's name Sunday.
The man's niece, 16-year-old Daisy Gonzalez, said her uncle likely ran away from officers when they approached him because of his past experience with law enforcement.
"He (doesn't) like cops. He never liked them because all they do is harass and arrest anyone," Gonzalez told the newspaper after lighting a candle for her uncle. She cursed at officers who were nearby and a police helicopter that hovered overhead.
As officers were investigating what happened at the scene, Dunn said an angry group of people began yelling and throwing bottles at them. He said that as officers detained several people, the crowd advanced on the officers so they fired tear gas and beanbag rounds at them.