(KRON) –A Bakersfield police officer has been positioned on administrative depart, after fatally capturing a seventy three-yr-previous man with dementia who was holding a crucifix, authorities stated.
In response to authorities, police responded to a report of a person with a revolver appearing unusually.
Francisco Serna was shot after he failed to answer officers orders to cease approaching and to take away his palms from his jacket.
Regan Selman, one of many seven officers who responded to the decision, fired seven photographs at Serna who died on the scene.
Police didn’t discover a gun on Serna, however a police assertion stated a darkish-coloured simulated wooden crucifix was discovered on him.
Eight detectives at the moment are wanting into the capturing and all seven officers at the moment are on depart, based on Bakersfield Assistant Police Chief Lyle Martin.
“BDP murdered my father for no cause,” daughter Laura Serna advised CNN affiliate KERO.
The telephone name made to the police was from individuals who lived throughout the road from Serna. A lady informed detectives that a man approached her in her driveway and that she noticed a darkish brown or black deal with of a gun.She went inside her house and advised her husband to name the police. He informed the operator that the person had a revolver.
When the police arrived six minutes later, the lady recognized Serna popping out of his home, and photographs have been fired about 15 to twenty ft in entrance of Officer Selman who has been with the police division since 2015.
CNN associates stated Serna’s household informed them he had dementia and alerted the police division as properly.
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