Witnesses Say Vallejo, CA Man Killed by Police Was on His Knees with Hands Up

HeadlineJun 05, 2020

In California, police in the city of Vallejo fatally shot an unarmed 22-year-old Tuesday who was kneeling and had his hands up outside a Walgreens, after officers responded to a call about alleged looting during protests against the police killing of George Floyd. Police said they believed Sean Monterrosa had a gun, but later said he only had a hammer in his pocket. Witnesses say when police arrived, Monterrosa quickly dropped to his knees and surrendered, when a police officer in an unmarked car shot him five times through the windshield. Monterrosa grew up in San Francisco and had previously worked at a Boys & Girls Club.

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