Officers arrived to find the man in the sand south of the pier, HBPD said, near where the six-day surf competition was being held.
The man “did not respect the multiple orders given and an officer involved fired,” the statement said.
“Some people were running. Everyone was looking around, like, what’s going on, was it a fireworks display, was it a gunshot? Like, nobody really knew that.”
“Then there were people on the pitch, which made more people fall to the ground. So it’s a pretty intense situation,” said Turner.
Police took rescue measures at the scene and the man was taken to a hospital in the area where he died, according to the HBPD.
A gun was discovered at the scene of the shooting, police said.
According to department protocol, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department will lead the investigation into the shootings involving an officer, according to the HBPD.