White California suspect shoots at police in standoff, is shot with bean bags and arrested
After an hours-long standoff with police, an armed suspect who fired at officers was arrested Monday evening, KABC reported. The man, who was arrested at the Hyland Motel in Brea, California, shot at officers through the door.
A SWAT team helped local authorities and firefighters. Brea Boulevard, the area where the motel is located, was shut down.
Lt. Darrin Devereux of the Brea Police Department told the Orange County Register the suspect was taken into custody based on the attempted murder of a police officer.
The man barricaded himself while the SWAT team remained outside of the motel. No police officers were injured during the incident; the man was shot with "less lethal" bean bags and tackled by SWAT members.
According to the Brea Police Department, the man was taken to the hospital but sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The use of "less lethal" bean bags begs the question: Why aren't these rounds used for people like Alton Sterling and Philando Castile — black men who were killed by police in Louisiana and Minnesota? And Twitter users were quick to point out the disparities.