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Siolosega Velega-Nuufolau, 50
Santa Nella, California
December 29, 2015

Agencies: Merced County Sheriff's Department California

Last updated: 3 months ago

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According to Merced County police, Siolosega Velega-Nuufolau was shot after waving a kitchen knife “in a threatening and aggressive manner” at the deputy. Authorities were called to the scene in the 29000 block of Del Sol Court by a neighbor, who reported that Velega-Nuufolau was in the neighbor’s driveway, screaming for someone to call 911 at about 12:30 a.m. It is not clear why she wanted authorities called. Velega-Nuufolau had a knife and apparently charged at the deputy, Sheriff Vern Warnke said. The deputy fired his weapon. Velega-Nuufolau was pronounced dead at the scene, Warnke said.

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