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Local News in Brief : Huntington Beach : Slain Man Was Son of L.A. Sheriff’s Lieutenant

The man shot to death this week by Huntington Beach police responding to complaints of loud music is the son of a Los Angeles County sheriff’s lieutenant, a spokesman said Friday.

David Eric Meyers, 25, who was fatally wounded early Thursday, is the son of Sheriff’s Lt. Charles Meyers, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Smith said.

The younger Meyers was killed at about 1:45 a.m. when officers responded for the second time in 20 minutes to reports of a disturbance at his home in the 9800 block of Jamaica Circle, Huntington Beach Police Lt. Ed McErlain said.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m., Meyers and other people in the house had told police that they would turn down a stereo that was bothering neighbors, McErlain said.

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Police left the house but remained in the area and heard glass breaking, then yelling and screaming from Meyers’ house, he said.

When they returned to the front door, they were met by Meyers armed with a revolver, and shot him.

The Police Department is investigating the shooting, as is the Orange County district attorney’s office, a routine practice in officer-involved shootings.


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