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The Vallejo Police Department has released body-worn camera video Wednesday from the officer-involved shooting that killed Sean Monterrosa last month.
Sean Monterrosa, a 22-year-old man from San Francisco was fatally shot by police on June 2 as police tried to stop looters during protests against George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.
According to Vallejo PD, Monterrosa started running toward a car that just rammed into a police unit. They thought he was armed.
“This individual appeared to be running toward the black sedan, but suddenly stopped, taking a kneeling position, and placing his hands above his waist, revealing what appeared to be the butt of a handgun,” Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams said.
What police believed to be a gun, was in fact a 15-inch hammer tucked into the pocket of his sweatshirt.