Shocking moment California cops shoot dead aspiring rapper, 21, as he slept in his car outside a Taco Bell drive-thru

Shocking police footage shows the moment an aspiring rapper was shot dead by several officers who fired at him multiple times as he was apparently sleeping in the drive-thru of a Taco Bell in California.
Vallejo police released nearly 30 minutes of footage on Friday showing the shooting death of Willie McCoy, 21.
The 30-minute video begins with an explanation of the Vallejo police department's version of events on the night of February 9 when they found McCoy slumped in the driver's seat of Taco Bell parking lot with a gun in his lap around 10.30pm.
As they were investigating, police said that McCoy suddenly made a movement towards the gun in his lap. 
Six officers responded to the call and some fired their weapons multiple times at McCoy, killing him at the scene.
Footage released on Friday is from officers' bodycams and subtitles added to the video claimed that his gun was loaded with an extended 14-round magazine.
At the start of the video, one officer can be heard saying, 'there's a gun in his lap' and he suggests 'busting open the window' with his gun pointed towards McCoy.
They claim three minutes later that: 'He's moving,' with police subtitles saying that: 'driver then bends forward at waist, verbal commands continue.'
Multiple shots are fired at McCoy ten minutes into the footage as the officer shouts at him to 'cease fire' and 'let me see your hands.'
McCoy can be seen moving inside and several bullet holes are seen in the driver window and windscreen as they continue to shout 'Show me your hands, put your hands up.'
The footage then shows several angles of when the officers approached the vehicle before they shot at him. 
One officer claims that McCoy is 'passed out but the car is in drive.' Footage of six officers is played in tandem to show where they were at precise moments during the incident.
Before the shooting, police can be seen up close looking in at him in the car as he appears to be asleep. 
Police said they were responding to a call from Taco Bell employees at Admiral Callaghan Lane of a driver who was slumped over in the driver's seat in their drive-thru.
Vallejo Police Department also released the original 911 call recording that summoned police to the scene.
In a statement, they said on Friday: 'This is our first time releasing video in this fashion and it is our hope that we provided sufficient context for the community to understand the facts of this incident.
'We have also released the raw footage from the six involved officer's body worn cameras. 
'To respect the privacy of the decedent and his family, we are withholding the portions of the videos showing officers rendering medical aid.'
McCoy was pulled out unconscious a short time later and was later pronounced dead at the scene. 
His family attorney previously said that he was not threatening police and was shot at around 20 times, with his ear partially blown off. 
Vallejo Police Department said that the incident remains under investigation in accordance with the Solano County Fatal Incident Protocol and additional details of the event 'are still being explored.'
They added: 'Once the investigation is complete, the Solano County District Attorney's Office will make their final determination.'
The Department claimed that it is continuing to work closely with the Solano County District Attorney's Office to conduct a thorough investigation into the shooting.  
'Any loss of life is a tragedy,' stated Police Chief Andrew Bidou. 'The investigation is still in the early stages, however, the following is a summary of the events that unfolded on the night of the shooting.'
They issued a statement claiming that, as officers were still positioning a patrol unit to the rear of the vehicle, and waiting for the supervisor, McCoy began to suddenly move and looked at the uniformed patrol officers.
It continued: 'Officers gave the driver several commands to put his hands up. The driver did not comply and instead he quickly moved his hands downward for the firearm.
'Fearing for their safety, six officers fired their duty weapons at the driver. Officers continued to yell commands at the driver and ultimately reached through the broken glass of the driver's window to unlock the vehicle. 
'Officers removed the driver from the vehicle, began rendering medical assistance and attempted lifesaving efforts on the driver. Unfortunately the driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.'
The officers have been placed on administrate leave as an investigation is ongoing.  
Melissa Nold, an attorney for McCoy's family claimed earlier this month that he was shot around 25 times and had his ear partially blown off.
Nold criticized the way the incident was handled and said the cops had an obligation to 'avoid use of deadly force'. 
She hypothetically asked what if McCoy had been experiencing a medical emergency at the time and needed help.
'Willie was a good person he didn't deserve that,' his cousin, Levonte Cole, told KTVU. 'I have no words for Vallejo police. They're supposed to protect and serve. They're not supposed to shoot to kill.'  He also said that he had been sleeping at the time of the incident.   
Shocking moment California cops shoot dead aspiring rapper, 21, as he slept in his car outside a Taco Bell drive-thru Shocking moment California cops shoot dead aspiring rapper, 21, as he slept in his car outside a Taco Bell drive-thru Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 11:47 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. Cops are Cowards.. Here is Larken's Rose making the case:


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