Agencies: Fairfield Police Department California
Cause of death: shooting
Last updated: about 3 years ago
“Officers entered the residence in an attempt to ensure the safety of individuals inside as well as contact Ceja regarding the incident,” according to a press release issued just after 9 p.m. by Lt. Stephen Crane. “When officers entered the residence, Ceja charged them while armed with a knife. In order to save the lives of the involved residents and the officers on scene, a Fairfield Police Department officer discharged his duty weapon, striking Ceja multiple times.”
“The family deserves to know what is on those videos,” Burris said.
Police reported Ceja charged them while armed with a knife.
The lawsuit claims family members did not see anything in Ceja’s hands when he walked into the home from the backyard through a sliding glass door in response to officers. They also say Ceja was “not posing an immediate threat to anyone.”
April 2016 Lawsuit filed