HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) — The mother of a man who was shot by police after he chased children at a Southern California sports complex plans to file a wrongful death claim with the city.
An attorney for Angela Hernandez says he’ll submit the claim to the city of Huntington Beach in a few days as the first step toward pursuing a lawsuit.
Michael Guisti says Hernandez believes her son generally was peaceful and doesn’t believe accounts that he was threatening people.
Police killed 29-year-old Steven Schiltz on Thursday night at the Huntington Beach Sports Complex. Witnesses and authorities say he chased children with a broken bottle on a soccer field and moved toward a woman on some bleachers.
Schiltz’s mother has said her son had drug issues and a friend says he had a drinking problem.