Mentally unhinged black man Alfred Olango, 30, was shot dead by police outside San Diego, California in the suburb of El Cajon Tuesday afternoon, resulting in more angered protests against police. Claims says Olango was epileptic, but police say there was no indication the man was suffering an epileptic seizure.
The incident took place at the Broadway Village Shopping Center, when police received calls of a man who was “not acting like himself,” and was continuously walking in and out of oncoming traffic. Olango refused multiple instructions by the first officer on the scene to remove his hand from his pocket. Olango then quickly made a “drawing a gun” stance, which resulted in the police shooting him dead.
El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis described the scene in a statement:
“At one point, the subject rapidly drew an object from his front pants pocket, placed both hands together and extended them rapidly toward the officer taking up what appeared to be a shooting stance. At this time, the officer with the electronic control device discharged his weapon. Simultaneously, the officer with the firearm discharged his weapon several times, striking the subject.”
The entire shooting was video captured on a cell phone by a Los Panchos restaurant employee, but her phone was confiscated by police. The video will not be released as it is part of an ongoing investigation, said Davis.
A woman who witnessed the shooting claims Olango was unarmed and mentally challenged. Another witness named “George” claims the police fired the shots at the man without any words being exchanged. “I didn’t hear any command ‘Halt’, ‘Stop’ or ‘I’ll shoot,'” George told media outlets.
Video and pictures below courtesy of Daily Mail:
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