The incident began when two Sheriff’s deputies part of the department’s Homeless Outreach Team “made contact” with the homeless man, later identified as 42-year-old Kurt Andras Reinhold, around 1 p.m. outside San Clemente’s Hotel Miramar on El Camino Real, according to a Sheriff statement posted to social media.
An altercation ensued, according to the department, which claims the man reached for a deputy’s gun and “shortly after, a deputy-involved shooting occurred. Deputies began lifesaving measures, and the subject was pronounced deceased at the scene.”
Eyewitnesses claim that he was stopped for jaywalking and Reinhold appears to say “when did I Jaywalk”.. Protests have begun and a 9pm curfew is in effect.
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