“He pulled a knife on us. But then the police showed up quickly. It’s a good thing they showed up,” said one witness.
The Palm Springs Police Department shot a man who was shouting anti-gay slurs and wielding a knife outside a barbershop this past Thursday, reports The Advocate.
An officer came away from the incident suffering only minor injuries while the suspect's gunshot wound was also non-life threatening, according to KESQ.
The suspect who police have not yet named was described as "possessed" by witnesses after entering the Gentleman's Barbershop and brandishing a knife at customers and employees.
"He came in here all aggressively. It’s a crazy situation and I want the people to be aware,” the business owner, who wished to remain anonymous, said.
After he was escorted outside the man was confronted by police and he began fighting with them which resulted in gunfire from a law enforcement agent.
Palm Springs Police have not released the name of the man and have started an investigation into the incident.
They are asking anyone with cellphone footage of what happened to come forward and present it.