IV District attorney finds officer shooting justifiable

Imperial County District Attorney finds officer shooting justifiable

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CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) - The fatal shooting of a man by Calexico police during a domestic disturbance call last summer has been found to be justified.

The Imperial Valley Press reports Friday that Imperial County District Attorney Gilbert Otero concluded that the officers acted lawfully.

The shooting occurred Aug. 30 after a woman called police to say that ex-boyfriend Julio Cesar Perez had come to her home and refused to leave.

The first arriving officer saw Perez holding knives while running in his direction. The officer drove away, requested assistance and armed himself with a rifle. Another officer arrived and also drew his rifle.

The district attorney wrote that the events culminated with Perez running toward the officers, ignoring orders to stop, and being shot with a knife clenched in one hand.


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