Man Fatally Shot by Police After Chasing People at Huntington Beach Sports Complex ID’d

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A man shot and killed by police after allegedly threatening and chasing people at a sports complex in Huntington Beach was identified by officials Friday, and court documents showed his mother had in past asked for a restraining order against him.

Police investigate an officer-involved shooting in Huntington Beach on March 9, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Steven Schiltz, 29, was identified by Orange County coroner’s officials as the man fatally shot at Huntington Beach Sports Complex located in the 18100 block of Goldenwest Street about 7:28 p.m.

Police responded to the location after receiving several calls that a man armed with a bat and a broken bottle was chasing children and adults around the sports fields, Huntington Beach Police Chief Rob Handy said.

The man was not wearing a shirt and was bleeding as he ran after people at the park, said soccer coach Jose Sanchez, whose team was one of several playing on the field at the time of the incident. At one point, some players tried unsuccessfully to knock over a soccer goal and trap Schiltz, Sanchez said.

Two officers opened fire after Schiltz approached some bleachers where several families were located, the Police Department stated in a news release. Schiltz died at the scene.

A friend said Schiltz was a troubled man with drug, alcohol and mental health problems.

“Most of the time he’s pretty polite and cordial, but when he was drinking, it came out of him,” Tom Hester said.

In a request for a restraining order filed in 2013, Schiltz's mother Angela Hernandez described her son repeatedly threatening family members and getting violent.

She described incidents in February 2013, saying her son resold pot he obtained with a medical marijuana license and often drank heavily.

"The cycle continues like a recording because his understanding of abuse is acceptable in his mind," Hernandez wrote.

Steven continues to abuse his family with pool sticks and whatever he can get his hands on. He pushes and shoves me, and in the past his father. ... He will harass and block our movements until he gets his way or demands. He has pulled the phone out of the wall and threw it on the ground that way we couldn't contact police authority.

Police were called the family home twice in September 2013, and officers told Hernandez to kick her son out of the home and get a restraining order, she wrote.

Hernandez and her attorney planned to hold a news conference Saturday.

Schiltz had been to the sports complex in the past, but it is unclear why he was there Thursday, according to a statement form the Orange County Sheriff's Department, which is investigating.

No officers or park goers were injured in the incident.

KTLA's Melissa Pamer contributed to this article.

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