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WATCH: Video shows deadly El Cerrito officer-involved shooting

Posted: 3:55 PM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 20:04:27-04
Video shows El Cerrito officer-involved shooting

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Police Tuesday released video of a deadly officer-involved shooting in El Cerrito.

The body camera footage is being released within 45 days of the incident as part of Assembly Bill 748.

The video shows the moment 52-year-old Dennis Carolino was shot by an officer.

According to police, Carolino’s aunt called police the night of August 24 to report that he hit her in the head with a brick.

The 70-year-old woman told police Carolino had psychiatric issues.

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Police requested the assistance of the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT) and responded to the home in the 5800 block of Adelaide Avenue, where officers encountered Carolino in the backyard.

“As the officers entered the backyard area to determine the location of the man, he quickly emerged from an outbuilding, holding a shovel. The officers gave the man verbal commands to drop the shovel. One of the officers drew his Taser at that point. The man did not cooperate with the officers’ commands and began to rapidly advance on the officers as he swung the shovel. One officer fired the Taser, which did not have any effect on him. The man continued to advance, prompting the other officer to fire his service weapon,” San Diego Police said in a statement.

San Diego Police say three seconds passed from the time Carolino left the outbuilding to the time he was shot.

Officers provided aid to Carolino until paramedics arrived, but he died shortly after.

Officer Jose Mendez, a 16-year veteran of the department, fired his Taser, SDPD said. The officer who fired his service weapon was identified as Officer Brad Keyes, a four-year veteran of the department.