Camera footage released Friday shows a San Diego County Sheriff’s detective being knocked down by the driver of a stolen SUV, then standing and shooting the driver several times at close range through the windshield and open SUV window .
The shooting occurred last Saturday morning in a strip mall parking lot at Otay Mesa, where Detective Anthony Garcia fatally shoots 31-year-old Mizael Corralesaccording to San Diego Police and the County Sheriff’s Department.
Footage released late Friday afternoon shows Garcia and another MP hitting the ground when Corals overturns the SUV as MPs try to pull him out of the driver’s seat. Garcia quickly gets up and launches at least three laps through the SUV windshield from a few meters away, then at least nine more cartridges through the open window from a few meters away as he walks next to the moving vehicle.
Corrales died on the spot. Authorities have not said where Corrales was shot in the body, but a video released Friday shows lawmakers and paramedics discussing a gunshot wound to the head and the presence of “brain material.”
The San Diego Police Homicide Unit is investigating the shooting, as well as all the shootings by law enforcement agencies under the jurisdiction of the Police Department.
The California Attorney General’s Office, which is required by law recently to investigate all fatal shootings of unarmed civilians, will not investigate Corals’s death, a spokesman said Friday.
Although AB 1506 does not specifically mention a vehicle as a lethal weaponone Bulletin from the Office of Attorney General Rob Bonta says that vehicles and other objects can be considered weapons when “used in a way that is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury.”
The incident took place around 9:20 on Saturday morning, when two secret deputies located a stolen SUV Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, according to the police and the sheriff’s officials. Secret lawmakers asked two law-abiding lawmakers to respond to the mall on the corner of Roll Drive and Via de la Amistad, just a few hundred meters from a crosswalk.
Authorities said two SUV passengers got out when lawmakers ordered them, but the driver remained in the vehicle.
Surveillance video from a nearby business and Garcia’s camera worn on the body shows several lawmakers — both in uniform and in hiding — fighting Corals as they try to pull him out of the driver’s seat. When the vehicle reverses a few feet, Garcia appears with his gun drawn as his teammates continue to fight with Corrales and shout at him to get out of the SUV.
That’s when Corrales does the reverse again, and Garcia’s camera worn out of the body shows both him and another MP hit on the ground. Garcia, who is now in front of the vehicle, regains consciousness almost immediately and fires at least three shots through the windshield as he moves to the side of the SUV.
As the vehicle moves forward, Garcia fires at least nine more times, firing the Corrales at close range through an open window.
The SUV then continues forward – to a deputy and one of the Corrales passengers jumping off the road – before colliding with a marked patrol vehicle and a sheriff’s secret vehicle and stopping.
Authorities say lawmakers pulled Corals out of the SUV, and video of Garcia’s camera shows another deputy squeezing his chest in Corals until doctors arrive. In the video, the deputies can be heard telling the medical staff that Corals was shot in the head.
Rescuers treated Garcia and the other deputy who was shot down at the scene, San Diego police said. Both had minor injuries.
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