BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A man shot by police earlier this week during an armed confrontation in Southern California has died from his injuries, authorities said.
Six Bakersfield police officers fired their weapons during Sunday’s incident and have been placed on administrative leave, the police department said in a news release
No officers were injured.
The man, who was struck multiple times by bullets, died. His name was not immediately made public.
The ultimately fatal incident began Sunday around 4 p.m., when Bakersfield police tried to pull over the man’s car for vehicle code violations. The driver did not stop and led officers on a short chase, police said, before crashing in an intersection.
The man got out of the car and began shooting at the officers, police said, who returned fire. The man then allegedly ran to parking lot, where he tried to carjack a vehicle at gunpoint.
The officers fired at the man again, striking him and knocking him to the ground, police said. Still armed with his gun, the man appeared to be trying to shoot himself.
The police tried negotiating with him to put the gun down, authorities said, but he refused. The officers fired their guns again, hitting him several times.
They put a tourniquet on his leg before he was transported to the hospital with major injuries, the police department said.
The six officers who fired their guns were wearing body cameras at the time, police said. It was not immediately clear if the cameras captured the shooting.
Bakersfield is 110 miles (177 kilometers) north of Los Angeles.