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The Latest: Mother will file claim over son's police death

Posted March 11

— The Latest on the police shooting of a man at a Southern California sports complex (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

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 (JOO'-stee) 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.


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