Protests Erupt in San Clemente over Deputy-Involved Shooting

Police car on the street

SAN CLEMENTE (CNS) - A protest of a deputy-involved fatal shooting in San Clemente turned unruly this morning when activists tried to take over a street near the place where the killing occurred.

It was not immediately disclosed whether anyone was arrested at the protest, which started around 10 a.m. Thursday in front of the Hotel Miramar, at El Camino Real and Avenida San Gabriel. Deputies fatally shot Kurt Andras Reinhold, 42, in that area about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, said Orange County sheriff's Sgt. Dennis Breckner.

Reinhold's last known address was Los Angeles. He may have been transient, but investigators were working to determine that.

Two deputies assigned to the department's homeless outreach team were in the area when something prompted them to contact Reinhold outside the hotel, Breckner said.

Investigators have not said what prompted the deputies to contact him, said the department's Carrie Braun.

Shortly after deputies approached Reinhold, a physical altercation and shooting ensued, Breckner said. Surveillance video from a nearby business shows Reinhold attempting to grab a weapon from one of the deputies, the sergeant alleged.

The deputies tried to revive him, but Reinhold was pronounced dead at the scene, Breckner said.

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