Police Release Footage Of Shooting Of 20-Year-Old Found Asleep In Car
Police have released the footage of Willie McCoy’s fatal shooting. As we reported, McCoy was a 20-year-old young man shot by officers after they discovered him sleeping in his car at a Taco Bell drive-thru in California.
“The Vallejo Police Department wants to address the questions that have been raised to help the public digest both the media reports and to facilitate a community dialogue about the facts of this incident,” the department said.
Officer’s involved state that they shot him because he was reaching for a firearm in his lap. No firearm can be seen in the video, however, a gun was apparently recovered after.
The officers identified as Ryan McMahon, Colin Eaton, Bryan Glick, Jordon Patzer, Anthony Romero-Cano and Mark Thompson, were placed on administrative leave after the shooting but have since been cleared to return to regular duty. McCoy was reported to. have been hit with at least 25 gunshots.
McCoy’s family, who is also represented by civil rights attorney John Burris, has filed a wrongful death claim against the Vallejo Police Department and the case is currently under investigation.