Sources: Cop in deadly shooting opens fire again

Posted at 10:42 AM, Apr 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-27 13:42:39-04

A San Diego police officer caught on camera fatally shooting a man in the Midway District in April 2015, also sent a bullet through a baby's crib, police sources told 10News.

According to the San Diego Police Department, Officer Neal "Nick" Browder accidentally fired his gun on Feb. 20. Sources said he was searching the home of a probationer when he shot at an empty baby crib.

Police officials said the department immediately launched an investigation into the matter.

After the Midway District shooting, the San Diego County District Attorney's office cleared Browder in the killing of Fridoon Rawshan Nehad.

Browder said he thought the man had a knife, but an investigation revealed Nehad was holding a pen.

Browder then completed a critical incident stress debriefing with a police psychologist.

Now after the February incident, sources said Browder was taken off the streets and reassigned to a desk job.

The San Diego Police Officers Association declined to comment.

10News also reached out to Browder's lawyer, but did not get a response.