WATCH: Sean Monterrosa Shooting Vallejo Body Cam Footage of Police Released today Wiki – Sean Monterrosa Biography
Police have released video footage of the fatal officer-involved shooting of Sean Monterrosa.
Vallejo Police shared the footage of the shooting of Monterrosa, who died at age 22 near a Walgreens Pharmacy in Vallejo, California. The fatal shooting occurred on June 2.
— VallejoPD (@VallejoPd) July 8, 2020
Police posted footage of the shooting on their official Twitter and Facebook pages on July 8.
On June 2, 2020, an officer-involved shooting occurring at the Walgreens located on the 1000 Block of Redwood St. in Vallejo resulted in the death of 22-year-old Sean Monterrosa. Mr. Monterrosa’s death was a tragic loss of life, and we understand that the incident has raised many questions in our community, particularly in view of George Floyd’s death and the subsequent protests and civil uprisings across the world…
Initial media statements have been widely inconsistent with what occurred in the early morning of June 2nd.
As the Solano County District Attorney’s Office, the Vallejo Police Department Detective Division, and the OIR Group move forward with investigations of the officer-involved shooting, we are committed to providing residents with as much information as possible without compromising the investigations. The Vallejo City Council has also requested that the California Attorney General’s Office conduct an independent criminal investigation. (While a request from the Solano County District Attorney’s Office for an independent review has been declined, the City of Vallejo continues to anticipate a response from the Attorney General’s Office.)
The 13-minute video released by the police shows the moments leading up to the shooting and the shooting itself. Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams explains at the beginning of the video the incident occurred in the early hours of June 2 following “a day of largely peaceful protests across the Bay Area. But at night, there were a significant number of lootings, vehicle pursuits and shootings in multiple cities, including Vallejo.
Vallejo PD arrived in unmarked vehicles and immediately began shooting at Sean Monterossa through their windshield.
Firing Officer: What did he point at us?
Firing Officer: Hey, he pointed a gun at us!
Video sound starts about :24 because of body cam settings. Another thing. pic.twitter.com/lHmEDSzV2B
— WineCaveNews (@WineCaveNews1) July 9, 2020
Sean Monterrosa Criminal History
Vallejo Police Chief Shawny Williams said at a press conference on June 4 that Monterrosa’s criminal history included shoplifting, petty theft, illegal weapons violations, assault with a deadly weapon, shooting into an inhabited dwelling, carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, possession of narcotics for sale and attempted murder.
Williams described the night of Monterrosa’s death as “a horrific night, something we haven’t seen in 27 years. It was an orchestrated, organized assault on our city.”
Reporters on the scene expressed their disbelief that Monterrosa was shot by an officer while on his knees.
A protest was held after the conference. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Megan Cassidy reported on Twitter, “peaceful protest beginning on steps outside #Vallejo city hall, two hours after police Chief Williams talked about fatal police shooting of Sean Monterrosa, 22. Monterrosa was on his knees when officer fired 5 shots through his windshield early Tuesday morning.”
Peaceful protest beginning on steps outside #Vallejo city hall, two hours after police Chief Williams talked about fatal police shooting of Sean Monterrosa, 22. Monterrosa was on his knees when officer fired 5 shots through his windshield early Tuesday morning. pic.twitter.com/LhIPy0m9g9
— Megan Cassidy (@meganrcassidy) June 4, 2020