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San Diego police launched video footage Monday of officers fatally taking pictures a 77-year-old man as he appeared to seize a shotgun throughout a confrontation with them in East County — lower than an hour after police say he’d stabbed his enterprise associate to demise.

The almost nine-minute video consists of helicopter and body-worn digicam footage of the Jan. 17 encounter. Police mentioned Officers Salvador Laurel-Torres and Robert Raynor fatally shot Frank Brower in entrance of his residence in an unincorporated space east of Granite Hills.

Police had gone to the house after figuring out Brower as a suspect within the deadly stabbing of Mary Ellen Carter, 66, at Alvarado Pharmacy Providers within the Faculty Space.

Brower and Carter co-owned the pharmacy, and murder Lt. Steve Shebloski mentioned Monday that “monetary stress” might have been an element within the knife assault.

“I can say it seems the pharmacy has been closed for not less than a month earlier than this incident,” Shebloski mentioned in an e-mail Monday. “It seems the enterprise was within the technique of closing completely.”

Simply earlier than 4 p.m. on Jan 17, police obtained 911 calls reporting a knife assault on the pharmacy on Reservoir Drive close to Alvarado Street. One caller mentioned somebody was attacking her co-worker with a knife.

Police mentioned officers arrived to seek out the door locked however they may see an injured girl inside. They broke in and located she had been stabbed a number of occasions in her torso.

Paramedics took Carter to a hospital, the place she died.

Police recognized Brower because the suspected assailant and went to his residence on La Cresta Boulevard close to Mountain View Street. In addition they requested the Sheriff’s Division for help.

Within the video launched Monday, a helicopter flies over an SUV backed up close to a horse trailer and deputies are heard saying its license plate is a match to the SUV they’re looking for.

Brower enters the body, carrying a transparent plastic storage tub and placing it within the backseat. Seconds later, he appears on the helicopter.

The helicopter video reveals a number of officers on the bottom use a slow-moving police automobile as a defend as they method Brower, who’s standing on the open again passenger door on the motive force’s facet of his automobile. As officers get nearer, they order Brower to remain out of his SUV.

The video reveals Raynor, his handgun drawn, shouting to Brower to place his fingers up. “Don’t attain into the automobile otherwise you’ll be shot,” Raynor yells. “You’re going to get shot.”

As officers transfer nearer, they proceed yelling instructions at Brower. One officer warns others that Brower has a rifle.

“Beanbag him,” one officer says. Brower is shot 4 occasions with beanbags, every spherical just a few seconds aside.

Brower leans ahead into the backseat and begins to tug out what seems to be an extended gun. Laurel-Torres opens fireplace together with his rifle and Raynor fires his handgun.

Brower died on the scene.

The top of the video features a nonetheless picture of a shotgun on the bottom. Police mentioned it was the gun Brower pulled out of the truck, and it was loaded.

Laurel-Torres and Raynor have been employed with the San Diego Police Division for seven years, sheriff’s Lt. Chris Steffen mentioned Friday in a information launch. They’re presently assigned to the Japanese Division.

Beneath a countywide protocol, the Sheriff’s Division investigates officer-involved shootings by San Diego police. This marked the primary taking pictures this yr by regulation enforcement officers within the county.

As is normal when officers shoot somebody, Laurel-Torres and Raynor have been placed on administrative task till they’re cleared to return to full responsibility, Steffen mentioned.

Authorities requested that anybody with details about the case name the Sheriff’s Division’s Murder Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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