Jose Raul Herrera, 58

Ontario, California
May 10, 2014

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD | Ontario Police Department California

Cause of death: Shooting

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Last updated: almost 6 years ago


When officers arrived on scene, they allegedly found Jose Raul Herrera, 59, intoxicated an armed with an unspecified weapon, police said.

One officer fired his gun at the man, killing him at the scene. The actions that police said posed an immediate threat were not made clear. Officials said they have had previous contact with Herrera regarding weapons violations.

Friends and family of Herrera demanded answers during a protest outside the Ontario police station Sunday.

“Ontario police murdered my father,” the victim’s son shouted. “They killed my father.”

Herrera’s son, Ivan, said his father had heart problems and fainted after playing with his grandson Saturday night. When Herrera regained consciousness, he was disoriented and went outside, family members said.

Herrera was frustrated and refused medical treatment, his son said. Officers arrived and confronted Herrera, then opened fire.

Family members said Herrera was unarmed.

Legal Action

September 2015 DA blurb

December 2015 Officers deemed justified


Community and Family Efforts

May 2014 Vigil and Protest

June 2014 City Council meeting