Cop Fired 7 Photographs at Unarmed Aged Man With Dementia

Cops did not try any “decrease ranges of pressure” earlier than one among them opened hearth and killed an unarmed seventy three-yr-previous California man with dementia — regardless that the person made no obvious threatening strikes towards them, officers stated Tuesday night.

Officer Reagan Selman, a member of the Bakersfield drive since July 2015, fired seven rounds on the man, Francisco Serna, early Monday shortly after midnight, Assistant Police Chief Lyle Martin advised reporters.

Serna, a father of 5, grandfather of sixteen and nice-grandfather of 5, died on the scene, he stated.

Associated: Household Blasts Police Capturing of Francisco Serna, Unarmed Senior

Martin, who will turn out to be chief of police on Wednesday, referred to as the capturing a “tragedy” and stated he prolonged his deepest condolences to Serna’s household. Selman and 6 different officers are on routine administrative depart pending the investigation, he stated.

Image: Francisco Serna

Francisco Serna in a household photograph.