Agencies: Imperial County Sheriff’s Office
Last updated: 5 months ago
The family of a young man who died in an officer-involved shooting in mid-April is still trying to find out what led up to his death.
Around 5:50 p.m. on April 18, Imperial County Sheriff’s Office deputies made a traffic stop for an undisclosed vehicle code violation on Highway 86. A foot pursuit of the driver, Adrian Parra, 19, ensued, and during the foot pursuit, the driver pulled a firearm and pointed it at one of the deputies, sheriff’s Lt. Gordon Johnson has said.
A local family wants answers after their son was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies near Salton City.
Since then, Maria has been trying to find out why.
"And I asked to see what happened to my son and they're like we can't give you information because it's an ongoing investigation."
Adrian's mother says he was shot at least three or four times.
"What happened, what went where they shot him so many times... why can't they answer the question if there was a camera," asked Maria.
The Imperial County Sheriff's Department won't reveal if the shooting was captured on a camera in the officer's vehicle.They did tell us two officers were put on administrative leave, but have since returned to work.
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