A California sheriff’s sergeant fatally shot a man during a traffic stop after he refused to show his hands and kept walking toward the officer, bodycam video shows.
The graphic footage, released Wednesday by the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, shows Sgt. David Ackman ordering the driver, Juan Adrian Garcia, at gunpoint to “turn around” after pulling him over for driving with his headlights off on Oct. 5.
Garcia — a Mexican national whose blood alcohol level was determined to be more than four times the legal limit — tossed his cellphone out of his car “immediately after stopping,” sheriff officials said.
Garcia then advanced toward Ackman while keeping one hand tucked behind his back, video shows, prompting the officer to repeatedly tell him to stop before firing six shots, striking Garcia five times in the torso and once in the leg.
Garcia, 47, who lived in Napa, later died at a hospital. Bloodwork done at the facility revealed his