Steven Burke Pettersen (8771)



1/30/2014: Police received a call that a man with a spear, Pettersen, was running wildly in and out of freeway traffic. Police first shot Pettersen after he struck a car with the "spear." Pettersen then approached them with a knife and police shot and killed him. Petersen, a veteran diagnosed with PTSD, was in his underwear and the "spear" turned out to be a hockey stick. In May 2014, Pettersen's son filed a civil rights lawsuit against Los Angeles County. http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20140519/los-angeles-county-sued-over-unarmed-fathers-deputy-involved-shooting-death-in-santa-clarita



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