James Jaimez, 29

Apple Valley, California
June 26, 2013

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD

Cause of death: Shooting

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LASD deputies found him in the area of Bear Valley and Central roads on June 25, and the deadly shooting ensued. Christopher Miller, a local resident who took video of the June 25 event, said he believes deputies used “excessive force.” His video captured the moments when commuters in the area were caught near the gunfight as deputies fired shots across Central Road. “It wasn’t the amount of shots necessarily, it was how long they were shooting at the guy,” Miller said. “The number of rounds I saw hit the ground, after (the suspect) was on the ground, shriveled up. When he actually goes to the ground, there are still rounds hitting the ground over and over and over. It was over-excessive. Excessive is the only word that comes to mind.”