Dramatic bodycam footage has been released showing San Francisco police killing an armed robbery suspect in a hail of 99 bullets.
Jesus Delgado Duarte, 19, died after he was hit 25 times by cops on March 6, when he shot at officers once from the trunk of his getaway car, on Capp Street, near 21st Street.
The footage, taken from 12 different officer’s cameras, sparked fury at a Monday town meeting where locals began chanting ‘murderer’ in Spanish and demanded to know why more wasn’t done to deescalate the situation.
Dramatic bodycam footage has been released showing San Francisco police killing an armed robbery suspect in a hail of 99 bullets
San Francisco Police Chief, William Scott, gave his condolences at the meeting, according to SFGate, ‘to the Delgado family and to Mr. Delgado’s friends, we are sorry for your loss.’
The names of the 10 officers involved in the shooting are expected to be released soon. The District Attorney is still investigating the shooting.
Police say the incident began when a black Honda pulled up along Capp Street and Delgado jumped out and robbed two people on the street at gunpoint.
He then ran back to the car, where the driver later identified as 19-year-old Victor Navarro-Flores, was waiting, and jumped into the trunk.
The victims quickly alerted police who caught up with the car and pulled it over. Back up arrived almost immediately and almost a dozen officers surrounded the car, with their guns drawn.
Police pulled over the car after two robbery victims, allegedly robbed by Duate, called the cops
The driver, later identified as 19-year-old Victor Navarro-Flores, gave himself up to police
Almost a dozen cops then closed in on the car, where Duarte was lying in the trunk
Footage from multiple body cameras shows Navarro-Flores lying down on the floor as he surrendered to police.
Duarte, who was brought to the US from Mexico as an infant, can be seen lying in the open trunk while officers shouted at him to put his hands up. He doesn’t move, and eventually a Spanish-speaking officer arrives and asks him to raise his hands in Spanish.
A police officer then fired a non-lethal bean bag at Duarte who responded by firing a single show at the cops.
Officers responded by opening fire at the suspect, unloading roughly 99 gunshots at him in a matter of seconds.
Duarte was hit 25 times, and died at the scene.
Police recovered a 9mm pistol from the car’s trunk, and ballistics later revealed it had been fired once.
Christina Juarez Alfaro was recovered unharmed from the back of the vehicle. She was not charged.
The footage of the incident was released on Monday at the town hall meeting as many questioned the police response.
‘He aimed at the f**king floor and they shot 99 bullets at him,’ Benjamin Bac Sierra, a City College of San Francisco teacher told the San Francisco Examiner.
‘This is a f**king circus, to be honest with you.’
Duarte, who was brought to the US from Mexico as an infant, can be seen lying in the open trunk while officers shouted at him to put his hands up
A police officer then fired a non-lethal bean bag at Duarte who responded by firing a single show at the cops. Officers responded by opening fire at the suspect, unloading roughly 99 gunshots at him in a matter of seconds
The mother of Alfaro was furious that the officers had opened fire on the car while her daughter was in the car.
‘They knew that my daughter was in there with them [too], they knew because they asked her to put her hands up,’ Juarez’ mother told Police Chief Bill Scott.
‘They asked her to get out but the car was a two-door car, she had no chance. If she put one of her hands down to open the door, you know you guys would have killed her.’
Three people in the crowd held signs reading ‘Jail Killer Cops’ and ‘Justice 4 Jesus’ at the meeting, where some shouted out as tensions boiled over. Some began chanting ‘asesinos,’ meaning killers in Spanish.
Last week, demonstrators had marched from the scene to Mission Station to protest against the fatal shooting.
The shooting occurred less than a month after police fired 65 shots at suspect Joel Armstrong who had allegedly killed another man nearby.
Miraculously, no one was hurt.
It is not clear how long later Armstrong emerged from the RV. When he did, he was immediately arrested.