Bodycam Shows Cops Shooting Man After Pointing Fake Gun At Them
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Modesto, California — Modesto police released body camera footage Friday from a deadly officer-involved shooting that happened on May 25th at approximately 9:39 pm at West Orangeburg Avenue and Enslen Avenue. This officer involved shooting resulted in the death of 35-year-old, Reymar Gagarin of Modesto. On that evening. Officers were on their way to an unrelated call at Enslen Park. They were stopped at the intersection of Orangeburg and Elsen when Gagarin pulled up next to them and exited his car with a handgun.
Officers accelerated away from Gagarin and made a U-turn. As they got out of their patrol car, Gagarin began walking towards them, pointing a handgun at them. Officers fired multiple rounds at Gagarin, striking him. He was transported to the local hospital where he died of his wounds. The handgun found at the scene was later determined to be a fake handgun. According to witnesses, Gagarin claimed that he wanted to be in a high speed police chase and to force the officers to shoot him using a fake handgun.
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