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Rodolfo Velazquez, 47
Shafter, California
April 16, 2015

Agencies: Shafter Police Department California

Last updated: 4 months ago

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Shafter Police say they got a call just before 12:30 p.m. Thursday of a man who was acting erratically and had a knife.

Police said the caller reported the man may also be high on drugs.

When officers got to the alley where the man was they say he turned towards officers and pulled a knife.

The officers say they commanded him to drop the knife but they say the suspect kept coming towards them.

That's when three officers fired killing the suspect. 


The officers involved were Sgt. Gustavo Olvera, Senior Officer Alecio Mora and Officer Anthony Erwin.

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February 2016 Killing justified