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Bodycam footage released of Stanislaus deputy shooting that left teen dead – KCRA Sacramento

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The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office released body camera footage on Saturday of the deputy shooting that killed 16-year-old Xander Mann.Warning: Video may be hard to watch for someOfficials initially said Mann was 17 years old, but later clarified he was 16 years old.The chase and shooting happened May 18 when Mann fled from deputies after they tried to enforce a traffic stop near Torrid Avenue and North Carpenter Road in Modesto, officials said. Five teens were in that vehicle.The officer involved in the shooting was identified as four-year veteran Deputy Gerardo Zazueta.Body camera video shared by the sheriff’s office shows when deputies tried to enforce the traffic stop on Mann.A deputy is seen walking up to the car and asking Mann to roll the window down before he speeds away, leading deputies on the chase.Stanislaus County Sheriff Jeff Dirkse said the chase lasted more than 20 minutes and went speeds up to 60 mph on a 15-mile winding path through Modesto.The chase ended when deputies were able to perform a successful PIT maneuver, officials said. The vehicle then spun out and drove in reverse for several yards before hitting the curb. It then drove forward, toward Deputy Zazueta, which is when he shot at Mann, officials said.Body camera video of the shooting shows another deputy walking out of his vehicle and saying “shots fired.” The deputy approaches the suspect vehicle, and video shows several officers with guns drawn toward the car.Officers are heard yelling “hands up,” then “get him out” as Mann is pulled out of the vehicle. Officers are then heard calling for first aid and a trauma kit.Deputies are seen performing CPR, and Dirkse said CPR was continued for more than 15 minutes until paramedics arrived.Dirkse said Zazueta did not turn on his body camera due to how the shooting unfolded.”As Zazueta exited his patrol car, he was immediately confronted with a vehicle driving directly toward him. Deputy Zazueta had no time nor place to retreat. After firing his weapon, Deputy Zazueta ran to where his vehicle came to the rest and pulled the driver out and immediately began to render aid. Due to the rapid nature of how this critical incident unfolded, Deputy Zazueta did not activate his body warn camera,” Dirkse said.Mann was taken to a nearby hospital after the shooting where he later died from his injuries, the sheriff’s office said.The investigation into the shooting is still ongoing.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office released body camera footage on Saturday of the deputy shooting that killed 16-year-old Xander Mann.

Warning: Video may be hard to watch for some

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Officials initially said Mann was 17 years old, but later clarified he was 16 years old.

The chase and shooting happened May 18 when Mann fled from deputies after they tried to enforce a traffic stop near Torrid Avenue and North Carpenter Road in Modesto, officials said. Five teens were in that vehicle.

The officer involved in the shooting was identified as four-year veteran Deputy Gerardo Zazueta.

Body camera video shared by the sheriff’s office shows when deputies tried to enforce the traffic stop on Mann.

A deputy is seen walking up to the car and asking Mann to roll the window down before he speeds away, leading deputies on the chase.

Stanislaus County Sheriff Jeff Dirkse said the chase lasted more than 20 minutes and went speeds up to 60 mph on a 15-mile winding path through Modesto.

The chase ended when deputies were able to perform a successful PIT maneuver, officials said. The vehicle then spun out and drove in reverse for several yards before hitting the curb. It then drove forward, toward Deputy Zazueta, which is when he shot at Mann, officials said.

Body camera video of the shooting shows another deputy walking out of his vehicle and saying “shots fired.” The deputy approaches the suspect vehicle, and video shows several officers with guns drawn toward the car.

Officers are heard yelling “hands up,” then “get him out” as Mann is pulled out of the vehicle. Officers are then heard calling for first aid and a trauma kit.

Deputies are seen performing CPR, and Dirkse said CPR was continued for more than 15 minutes until paramedics arrived.

Dirkse said Zazueta did not turn on his body camera due to how the shooting unfolded.

“As Zazueta exited his patrol car, he was immediately confronted with a vehicle driving directly toward him. Deputy Zazueta had no time nor place to retreat. After firing his weapon, Deputy Zazueta ran to where his vehicle came to the rest and pulled the driver out and immediately began to render aid. Due to the rapid nature of how this critical incident unfolded, Deputy Zazueta did not activate his body warn camera,” Dirkse said.

Mann was taken to a nearby hospital after the shooting where he later died from his injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

The investigation into the shooting is still ongoing.

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