Police Shoot & Kill Unarmed, Off-Duty Marine in Palm Springs, California
November 13, 2012 in U.S. News
By: A.Kort from www.themediaspeaks.com.
Police shot and killed a Camp Pendleton Marine last Saturday at 2a.m. in Palm Springs, CA. According to my desert.com, the Marine repeatedly ignored orders to stop by officers on bike patrol who approached his vehicle. Cpl. Allan DeVillena II died at the scene, and a lone passenger was not unharmed but arrested for public intoxication and outstanding misdemeanor, Police refused to release his name.
The media was able to obtain the passenger’s name, a Pfc. Clint Harris who was later released.
Allan DeVillena, the victim’s father, said that his son and friend were out celebrating the 237th birthday of the Marine Corps. His father also said that his son served in Afghanistan and only had 2 months remaining until the end of his enlistment.
“In the course of these events, fearing for their safety and the safety of others both officers discharged their weapons,” an official police statement said.
The statement continued “As the officers rode outside, they heard yelling coming from inside the parking structure. The officers rode into the structure to investigate.