Dillan J Tabares
Dillan J Tabares
Dillan Tabares (December 29, 1990 - September 22, 2017) was an American and long time resident of the California city known as Huntington beach. He went viral after a video of his confrontation with a police officer who shoots him was posted online.
The gif of Dillan Tabares moments when he was he shot to death by Huntington beach Police officer.
Dillan was born and raised in the city of Huntington beach with his older sister and parents.
As young teenager, he enjoyed many of the Southern California activities such as having an appreciation for music such as punk rock; skateboarding; and being with his friends.
He attended Fountain Valley High School and later Marina High School, where he graduated.
As a young man, he joined the US Navy where he would work for many years as a serviceman and later as an Information systems technician (Former). 
Photo of Dillan Tabares with his friend in punk outfits.
Some time in 2012, he was fired from his job as an IT or the US Navy, and lost his clearance after he failed to pass a drug test.
He tested positive for Marijuana. He expressed that the reason he smoked is because it helps with his depression.
On the morning of September 22nd, 2017, Dillan was at a 711 location when he was approached by a police officer.
Dillan and the cop began to have an altercation and as the conflict escalated between Dillan and the cop, the two ended up having a confrontation.
According to the police officer, he had given commands to Dillan who was not having any of it.
Dillan then walked over to the police officer and took out some kind of weapon fro one of his pockets and attacked the officer.
The two tumble, wrestle, and throw punches on the ground.
When the police officer gains leverage by putting himself on top, he delivers several punches to Dillan without trying to hand cuff him, or seize his hands.
Instead, he gets an backs away as Dillan also gets up carrying a flashlight/magazine on his hand.
The police officer then waits and open fires on Dillan.
He shot him 7 times.
Marina High School, which is right across the street from the 711 where the shooting took place, locked down the school in order to ensure safety in the vicinity.
Police Department Reaction
The second video where Dillan Tabares grabs a flashlight from the Police Officer's belt, gets up and is shot by the police officer.
Spokeswoman for the Huntington Police Department, Angela Bennett, revealed that the police officer was not on a dispatch call.
Police Chief Robert Handy answered questions to the reporters and said that the officer had the right to defend himself as he tried to make the arrest.
Chief Handy said the following statement.
“The suspect was resisting and clearly the officer was defending himself and trying to take the suspect into custody...
Just because the person didn't have a weapon, if he's struggling with that officer and actively assaulting that officer and trying to take his weapon away, trying to take equipment away from his belt that can harm him — he has every right and every responsibility and we train them to defend themselves with lethal force.”
The officer has been at the department for 2½ years, was placed on administrative leave hours after the shooting.
The third version of the shooting of Dillan Tabares caught on video by a person inside of a vehicle.
The latter part of the altercation between Dillan and the police officer was caught on video via a mobile phone and later uploaded onto to Twitter by the user, Timo @Cali_funk1.
Another footage of the confrontation was later released that shows the earlier moments leading up to the shooting.
The next day, another video of the shooting was released with another angle that shows how Dillan and cop started to fight.
The third version of the video is shot from an inside of the vehicle which is parked right in front of where the fight and the shooting took place.
The person captures the entire fight which happens right in front of the vehicle.
The Huntington Beach community on Facebook have offered their concern for the way that the police officer handled the situation.
Users, some of them witnesses, offered their point of view of what happened and what others reported.
Rumors circulated that Dillan kidnapped a girl and had stolen something from 711.
As of yet, there is no report from 711 that he stole anything.
Dillan's mother hosted a Vigil that took place at 8 p.m., September 23rd, 2017, at the 7-Eleven where the shooting happened for her deceased son and the officer.