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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Bakersfield police body cam footage shows shooting

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Bakersfield police body cam footage shows shooting
Bakersfield police body cam footage shows shooting

Newly released video by the Bakersfield Police Department.

Shows the moments the man was shot by officers after police say he stabbed multiple people at a market in southeast Bakersfield.

IT SHOWS THE MOMENTS THE MAN WASSHOT BY OFFICERS AFTER POLICESAY HE STABBED MULTIPLE PEOPLEAT A MARKET INSOUTHEAST BAKERSFIELD.23ABC'S TORI COOPER IS JOININGUS LIVE FROM WHENPOLICE SAY THE CRIME SPREESTARTED... SHE'S BREAKING DOWNTHE VIDEO AND WHY OFFICICALS SAYTHEY CHOSE TO RELEASE IT.TORI?YES JESSICA,BAKERSFIELD POLICE SAY THE GOALOF TONIGHT IS TO HELP ENHANCETRANSPARENCY BETWEEN THE POLICEDEPARTMENT AND THE COMMUNITYGOING FORWARD-AND IN ORDER TO DO THAT TONIGHTPOLICE ARE TAKING US RIGHTBACK HERE TO THE -WATTS MARKETPARKING LOT- INSOUTHEAST BAKERSFIELD WHERE ASERIES OF STABBINGSOCCURRED AND THE SUSPECT WASLATER SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE.BAKERSFIELD POLICE SAYSSOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TOBELIEVE IT FOR YOURSELF- BEFOREFORMING ANYCONCLUSIONS."POSSIBLE 245 HOWEVER, THENADVISED HE'S STABBING EVERYONE,"NEWLY RELEASED VIDEO FROM BPDSHOW WHY POLICE SAY THEYRESPONDED TO WATTS DRIVE ANDLOTUS LANE ON MONDAY AUGUST17TH..IN THE VIDEO YOU CAN SEE 65 YEAROLD EVERARDO GONZALEZSANTANA IN A WHITE T-SHIRTCHARGING AT BYSTANDERSSITTING OUTSIDE THE WATTS MARKETWITH A KNIFE-BUT WHATPOLICE SAY YOU DIDN'T SEE INTHIS VIDEO WAS THIS WOMAN- 64YEAROLD KAREN JOHNS WHO WAS ATTACKEDFIRST BY GONZALEZWHILE SHE WAS IN THE PROCESS OFGETTING OUT OF HER CAR AT THEWATTS MARKET-FAMILY OF JOHNSTELLING 23ABC NEWS THAT JOHNSDIDN'T KNOW GONZALEZ."A RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE THATWOULD HAVE CONTINUED IF HAD NOTBEEN FOR THE BPD STOPPING HIMWHERE HE WAS."POLICE SAY THEY RELEASED THISVIDEO IN AN EFFORT TOINCREASE TRANSPARENCY BETWEENTHE COMMUNITY ANDPOLICE, AND THEY PLAN TOCONTINUE THIS COMMUNICATIONGOING FORWARD.

BUT THEY WOULDNOT COMMENT ON A POSSIBLEMOTIVE OR WHETHER GONZALEZ HAD ACRIMINAL HISTORYOR A HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS.DETECTIVES SAY THEY ARE STILLINVESTIGATING TO SEE IF THEREWASANY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GONZLEZAND THE VICTIMS.JOHNS AND A MAN WHO WAS ALSOSTABBED WHILE SITTING OUTSIDEOF THE WATTS MARKET WERE BOTHRUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL ANDBOTH SURVIVED-BUT MOMENTS LATERPOLICE SAY GONZALEZ-RANOFF, CAR JACKED AND STABBED ATHIRD PERSON WHO ALSOSURVIVED.GONZALEZ STOLE THE THIRD VICTIMSWHITE CHEVROLETMALIBU, WAS INVOLVED IN A HITAND RUN SHORTLY AFTER-THEN HEABANDONED THE CHEVY AT BRUNDAGEAND T STREET.THATS WHEN A WITNESS STARTEDFILMING THIS VIDEO FROM THEIRCAR.CAPTURING THE STOLEN CHEVYAND GONZALEZWALKING SWIFTLY AWAY FROM THECHEVY ON THE SIDEWALK WITHNO SHOES.THE VIDEO THEN SHOWSGONZALEZ CHARGING AT THEWITNESS.BPD SAYS DETECTIVE OF 14 YEARSJEFFREY MARTIN ANDOFFICER OF SEVEN MONTH AARONWADDLE -WHO WASWEARING THIS BODY CAMERA- WEREBOTH FLAGGED DOWNAT P STREET-WHEN GONZALEZENTERED A BUSINESS YARD-AND THATS WHEN NEW OFFICER AARONWADDLE WAS FACED WITHA LIFE AND DEATH DECISION.AND HESHOT GONZALEZ WHO IS SEENCHARGING AT HIM WITH A KNIFE.NOW POLICE SAY DETECTIVE MARTINWAS ALSO INVOLVED IN ANOIS BACK IN 2014 THAT WAS NOTFATAL-AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIMETHE DEPARTMENT HAS RELEASED BODYCAM FOOTAGE OF AFATAL OFFICER INVOLVEDSHOOTING..NOW TORI OFFICIALS SAY THEYRELEASED THIS TO INCREASETRANSPARENCY BETWEEN POLICE ANDTHE COMMUNITY ANDTHAT THE DEPARTMENT PLANS ONRELEASING MOREVIDEOS LIKE THIS - BUT IS THEREA TIMELINE ON HOW SOON WE'LLHAVEACCESS TO VIDEO OR PROCEDURES INPLACE?YEA JESSICA,POLICE SAY FROM NOW ON ANYTIMETHERE IS AN OFFICERINVOLVED SHOOTING-AS LONG AS ITSPOSSIBLE TOPIECE IT TOGETHER- THEY WILLRELEASE THE BODY CAMERA FOOTAGETO THE COMMUNITY WITHIN AT LEAST30 DAYS.

NOW OFCOURSE THEY SAID THIS IS APROCEDURE THEY WANT TOIMPLEMENT AND SOME SITUATIONSMAY PRESENT NEW CHALLENGESBUT THEY REALLY WANT TO ENHANCETHE TRUST IN THECOMMUNITY AND THEY SAY THIS ISTHE FIRST STEP.NOW TO THE LATEST IN THEKENOSHA, WISCONSIN

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