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Santa Clarita, California — On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at approximately 10:58 PM, Santa Clarita Station deputies responded to a shopping center located in the 24200 block of Valencia Boulevard, in Santa Clarita, regarding a call of a male who was trespassing. Additional information indicated the male was sleeping in front of the business and refused to leave. The male was later identified as 50-year-old Christopher Lee Mercurio. Upon arrival, a deputy contacted Mercurio in front of the business and asked him to leave the area. Mercurio refused and threatened to kill her. Mercurio advanced toward the deputy and punched her in the face and head. The deputy used self-defense techniques and created distance between her and Mercurio; however, he continued to advance toward her, and a deputy-involved shooting occurred. Mercurio was struck by gunfire and fell to the ground.
Assisting deputies arrived and immediately rendered medical aid to Mercurio. Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Mercurio to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The deputy was also transported to a local hospital, where she was treated for injuries sustained during the assault. She was later released. No other persons were injured during this incident. This incident was deemed a qualifying event under Assembly Bill 1506 guidelines. Members of the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, were notified of the incident and investigators responded to the scene. Members of DOJ were briefed by LASD homicide investigators and assumed control of the crime scene and investigation. The employee involved in the deputy-involved shooting has been identified as Deputy Lorena Gonzalez.
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0:00 – 911 Call
0:45 – Bodycam: Deputy Lorena Gonzalez
3:26 – Bodycam: Deputy #2
5:24 – Surveillance Footage
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33 thoughts on “Bodycam Footage Of Deputy Shooting Man Outside Macy’s in Santa Clarita, California”
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WOW. SHE SHOT A FUCKING UNARMED MAN. WHEN THERE WAS NO "IMMINENT" THREAT TO THE FASCIST SOW. GET THOSE FASCIST SOWS OFF THE FRONT LINE. THIS WAS MURDER. SHE COULD HAVE EASILY DE-ESCALATED AND WAITED FOR BACKUP. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU 'MERICUNTS THAT YOU ALLOW THIS TYRANNY TO CONTINUE????
Clean shoot. She had every right. Just think she should not have confronted him by herself.
Officer is alone and confrontational. She sounds like my wife when I get home😅 She needs to defuse the situation and provide help or nicely convince him to leave.
not proportionate, why doesn't she back down and call for backup when she finds she's no match for him? Did she have a crash course at the Academy? But an unarmed person should never be shot at. I'm sorry, but I don't really feel safe around cops like that.
Why do people sing like that when they git shot like "MMmmmHHmmmNnnnn__ –__?- "
“he started hitting me and i went down” clearly lying because she realized she shot a unarmed man
Someone needs a new career😮
This one was a tough one
what a rough January Santa Clarita had. First one of the best music venues in SoCal at the Westfield, The Canyon, shutters due to flooding from storms. This across the street.
That's how we treat veterans in America.
lock her up she shot a unarmed man
💙 Deputy Gonzalez did her job. Im so sorry she had to deal with this. I hope she is okay and continues her career as a LEO. 💙
Body cam exonerates her.
this is why women should not be police
She has no business being a cop. Seriously? Shooting someone without a less lethal option? Smdh
Women cop is a dangerous piss of s-t , can t subdue an anurmed person and goes straight for the gun .. then not even trying to injure, goes for the chest .. jail her ..no need with excuses such "but she s a women "
First shot nothing second shot realized she had more to give and walked away.
Wow that guy didn't eve flinch
"Christopher Lee Mercurio, 50, who was identified by the coroner’s office as a transient,"….so who was he before getting the "transient" tag….what a shit show for all concerned!
It’s sad that he made her do that, and a taser would of done nothing.😢
99% of the time i see a reaction when getting shot whether it being panicking or dropping immediately. if i was the officer, i would have assumed i just shot the terminator and started booking it.
He called her the "N" word. I've abruptly decided to change my mind about the shooting.
Just crazy, Bad police tactics , another Veteran gone ?
Well that wasn't like the movies
This officer put the self into a dangerous position. There is no way this shooting is justified. The moment that guy made his threats she should have deescalated, put some space between her and the guy and waited for back up. I don't care that the guy tried grabbing her, she put herself in harms way by escalating her demands when the guy became threatening. He didn't brandish any type of weapon. This should have been handled completely differently. I'm all for cops having to do what they have to. But clearly the fault of outcome is on her.
I usually support cops in most shootings, but I question this one. Before the audio came on, I don't know if she asked him to take his hands out of his pockets. With his aggression and being as big as a bear, she should have said "OK, have a nice night", retreated and called for more units.
So much for tasers and pepper spray. Murder, plain and simple
Zero command presence. Suspect making schizophrenic comments.
Women should not be police officers, period. Sorry ladies , I know there is "no difference" between women and men , but this guy would probably be alive getting treatment if another man showed up. We send our men overseas to murder innocent people for bankers wars and then they come home to sleep in the cold only to be shot by a 5 foot tall diversity hire woman. Equality!
She did a great job honestly.
I thought he had a bullet proof vest on the way he took those shots.
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