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Richard Pedro Perez III, 24
Richmond, California
September 14, 2014

Agencies: Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office California | Richmond Police Department California

Last updated: 7 months ago

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"Officer Jensen testified that during the fight Mr. Perez grabbed the officer's holstered firearm and attempted to remove it," the report adds. "Once he had disengaged from Mr. Perez, Officer Jensen said he had his weapon at 'low ready' when Mr. Perez lunged at him and the officer fired his weapon one time. Mr. Perez then charged at him again and the officer fired his weapon two more times."

But two eyewitnesses — a customer walking into the store during the altercation and a clerk at Uncle Sam's, both of whom are shown in security footage watching the events unfold — said they never saw Perez grab the officer's gun during the altercation. Investigators from the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office interviewed both eyewitnesses following the incident, and both men said they told law enforcement officials that they did not see Perez grab Jensen's gun or try to remove it from the officer's holster.

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