The first officer exited the patrol vehicle and approached Alejandro Vitela. Vitela refused to provide his full name, and as the officer went to detain Vitela, he began to resist.
Vitela told the officer, “I have a gun, I’m gonna shoot you” and reached toward his waistband. One officer deployed his service weapon and fired multiple times, striking Vitela. Vitela was pronounced deceased at the scene.
An investigation revealed that Vitela didn’t have a gun and he was not the person wanted for burglaries in the area.
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