Man strolling round wielding machete in San Leandro shot, killed by police

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SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (KGO) — Nest cam video in a San Leandro neighborhood reveals a police automotive dashing down Martin Blvd. 4 minutes later- a single gunshot was heard.

“I did not hear any yelling, however I heard the gunshot,” mentioned neighbor AJ Mercado.

Mercado then noticed extra squad automobiles present as much as what he says is an in any other case quiet neighborhood.

“It startled me.”

SKY7 was overhead as San Leandro police surrounded a home the place one of many officers– a nine-year veteran of the division shot a person who was on the entrance porch, following an incident within the neighborhood.

Lt. Isaac Benabou, of the San Leandro Police Division, mentioned, “The caller that known as 911 acknowledged to the dispatcher that this particular person was strolling up and down the road, wilding the machete.”

Police additionally mentioned he uncovered himself to kids.

Benabou says officers tried for 5 minutes to cause with the suspect. Sooner or later, he dropped the machete, however police nonetheless felt threatened.

“Rapidly stood up in a threatening method and produced one thing from his aspect and shortly pointed it on the officers.”

Pondering it was a gun, an officer shot and killed him.

Nancy Hernandez, a good friend of the suspect, mentioned, “He simply died immediately proper there on the bottom.”

Neighbors, who knew the person for many years, mentioned he grew up in San Leandro.

“He is all the time there, he is very useful.”

Neighbor Deborah Rumsey mentioned, “He was a superb man, he all the time watched out for me. I am a grandmother elevating grandkids and he all the time checked on me.”

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