Video: Family Of Man Freddy Centeno Releases Shooting Footage of Him Being Slain by Fresno Police! (*Warning* Graphic)
The family of a mentally ill man shot seven times and killed by Fresno police in September filed a lawsuit against the Fresno Police Department on Wednesday, and their lawyers released a graphic video they say shows the police body cam footage of the shooting at a news conference Thursday. The video appears to show two Fresno police officers, identified in the lawsuit as Zebulon Price and Felipe Miguel Lucero, got out of their car, identify themselves and yell for Freddy Centeno, 40, to get on the ground. They then fire nine shots – seven of which hit Centeno. The time between them getting out of the car and firing their weapons is a few seconds. Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer told The Bee the video he reviewed showed the officers giving Centeno multiple commands. It also showed Centeno reach into his waistband and pull out the garden hose nozzle. He will hold a news conference at 1:30 p.m. Thursday and is considering releasing the police body cam footage, which is normally against department policy.