Graphic Video: Police Officer Fatally Shoots Ernesto Duenez 11 Times
As Duenez climbs over the passenger seat and opens a door, Manteca police officer James Moody approaches the vehicle with his gun drawn.
Police have argued that officer Moody saw a knife in the suspect’s right hand and feared he might throw it at him or charge at him with it. “Drop the knife now!” Moody can be heard shouting in the video. “Hands up! Hand up Ernie! Don’t you move, Ernie, don’t you move or I’ll shoot you.”
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Investigators found a knife in the bed of the pick-up truck where Duenez was a passenger. Duenez was a parolee with convictions for felony evading arrest, vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of controlled substances, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, participation in a criminal street gang and statutory rape.
Manteca police said he was considered armed and dangerous. Duenez’ family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city earlier this year.