Vallejo police release bodycam video from fatal shooting of Sean Monterrosa

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Vallejo police released body camera footage from the June 2 fatal shooting of Sean Monterrosa Wednesday.

Sean Monterrosa was on his knees outside a Walgreens when a Vallejo Police Officer fired at him 5 times through his vehicle's windshield. One of those shots hit and killed the 22-year-old, who police say they believed was armed.

They believed he had a gun in his pocket, but it turned out to be a hammer.

Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams said Monterrosa was in a "crouching position" with his hands near his waistband and was turning toward officers when he was shot. However, there is no video footage that shows that moment because the body camera is positioned below the steering wheel of the vehicle. Security cameras at the Walgreens were damaged in earlier looting, Williams said.

This story is developing and will be updating as we listen in on a private Vallejo Police Department press conference and review the full video released. Check back for updates.

The fatal shooting came after a night of multiple calls for looting including to the Walgreens.

Chief Williams says the officer who shot Monterrosa is an 18-year veteran. Chief Williams did not release his name. He said a temporary restraining order prevents him from discussing personnel matters.
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