Team 10 digs into background of Alfred Olango, man shot and killed by El Cajon police

EL CAJON, Calif. - Alfred Olango, a refugee from Uganda who was shot and killed Tuesday by two El Cajon police officers, is being remembered by family as a great father who had hoped to open his own restaurant.

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Olango, who suffered from mental problems, struggled getting to the United States, according to a friend.

According to court records obtained by Team 10, Olango is one of nine children. His family immigrated to the United States in 1991, leaving Uganda as refugees because his father had worked for the former President and the current President sought to kill his father and the entire family.

The records explain that due to his father’s political affiliations, Olango is in danger if he returns to Uganda.

The federal documents also detail a lengthy criminal past dating back to the 1990s.

Olango pled guilty in 1999 to receiving stolen property and received three years probation. That same year he was arrested for driving under the influence.

In 2001, he pled guilty to selling cocaine.

In 2005, Olango was arrested in Colorado as a felon in possession of a firearm. Police say a 9mm semi-atomic pistol was found in a car he was driving.

According to the court records filed in 2010, Olango has no known history of mental or emotional problems.

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