Vallejo police officer who shot and killed Sean Monterrosa ID'd, report says

Vallejo police officer who shot and killed Sean Monterrosa ID'd, report says

Vallejo police officer who shot and killed Sean Monterrosa ID'd, report says The Vallejo police officer who shot and killed Sean Monterrosa on June 2 has been identified as officer Jarrett Tonn, according to the Mercury News. Tonn fatally shot Monterrosa while responding to a call of a looting at a Walgreens early Tuesday. Vallejo police initially said Monterrosa had a firearm in the waistband of his pants, but the item turned out to be a hammer. Police said Monterrosa was on his knees with his arms above his waist when an officer shot five times from behind a police windshield, hitting him once. “They executed him. There was no reason for them to kill my brother like that,” Monterrosa’s sister, Ashley Monterrosa, told ABC7 News. According to Vallejo police documents, Tonn has fired his weapon while on duty three previous times since 2015. The Vallejo Police Officers' Association released a statement regarding the death of Monterrosa on Friday evening. The statement, obtained by SFGATE, says that "seconds before" the confrontation with Monterrosa, officers heard over the radio that "it appeared the looters were armed." It goes on to say that while Monterrosa began to attempt to flee, he stopped and "chose to engage" the officers. "Mr. Monterrosa abruptly pivoted back around toward the officers, crouched into a tactical shooting position, and grabbed an object in his waistband that appeared to be the butt of a handgun," it reads. "At no time did Mr. Monterrosa make any movements consistent with surrendering." The statement ...
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