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Alejandro Valdez, 27
Santa Maria, California
January 07, 2018

Agencies: Santa Maria Police Department California

Last updated: 8 months ago

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The incident began about 6:15 p.m. Sunday at a residence in the 400 block of East Mill Street, according to a news release.

Police say Alejandro Valdez, 27, of Santa Maria, allegedly made threats while on the phone with dispatchers, then went outside and confronted officers surrounding his home. He was making suicidal statements and armed with two knives, according to the release.

One officer used a 40mm less-lethal sponge round as Valdez advanced toward officers, but the man continued to advance, the release said. Four Santa Maria police officers then fired lethal rounds.

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