Kurt Reinhold Wiki
Kurt Reinhold Biography
Kurt Reinhold was a black man from California who was shot and killed Wednesday by an Orange County sheriff after he grabbed an officer’s gun during a fight near the Miramar Hotel, authorities said.
Family photos posted on Facebook show Reinhold, a father of two, smiling and hugging his elementary school-age son and daughter.
It is unclear if he was still in a relationship with the mother of his children, Latoya, a nurse practitioner in Los Angeles from St Louis, Missouri.
Police said Reinhold was homeless and had moved to the southern California city from nearby Los Angeles last month.
Protests broke out in San Clemente, California on Thursday after Reinhold was allegedly shot and killed.
Kurt Reinhold BUSTED By California Deputies
Two officers from the Sheriff’s Department’s Homeless Outreach Team came across a man, later identified as former bodybuilder Kurt Andras Reinhold, around 1:12 p.m. near the Miramar Hotel, Sheriff Don Barnes said in a conference call. press.
In recorded video of Wednesday’s shooting, two sheriff’s officers can be seen confronting Reinhold in the middle of El Camino Real while pushing him to the ground.
You can hear a voice, which was that of an officer, shouting: “He has my gun.” Two shots can also be heard in the video, which was first posted by Local Story, Sheriff Don Barnes said at a news conference.
One of the officers fired twice, hitting Reinhold. Officers tried to provide him with medical treatment, but at the time his death was announced, Barnes said.
Kurt Reinhold’s Death Under Investigation
It is still unclear if Reinhold fully drew the weapon.
Per protocol, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office launched an investigation.
The two deputies, who have not yet been identified, are on administrative leave. They are 8 and 13 year old veterans of the force and are homeless liaison officers assigned to the Homeless Outreach Team.
The encounter was captured on surveillance video, but Barnes said it would not be released at this time, citing the ongoing investigation and pending interviews with witnesses.
A neighbor told DailyMail.com that Reinhold was a “lovely man.” Reinhold was religious and described himself online as an “apostolic Christian,” his neighbors claimed.
At least five protesters were arrested when about 50 people demonstrated at the scene of the murder.
They shouted, “There is no justice, there is no peace” and said that the agents did not need to use lethal force on the man.