Footage of what happened during the murder of Willie McCoy, who was asleep in a Taco Bell parking lot when police shot into his car is released.
Vallejo police released about 30 minutes of footage to show what happened during the shooting of Willie McCoy on Friday morning.
The shooting is consistent with what his family described it as; an execution.
6 police officers answered a 911 call a Taco Bell employee placed, saying that a man was asleep in his car in the Taco Bell parking lot.
The officers approached the video, surrounded the far, and fired around 25 shots from 6 angles, in under 4 seconds, according to Melissa Nold, an attorney for McCoy’s family.
Here’s the footage of what happened, the video has been placed around the time of the shooting, but you can restart it from the beginning if you’d like. Warning the content is graphic:
The officers have been placed on paid-leave while under investigation.
Police released a statement saying:
“This is our first time releasing video in this fashion and it is our hope that we provided sufficient context for the community to understand the facts of this incident.We have also released the raw footage from the six involved officer’s body worn cameras. To respect the privacy of the decedent and his family, we are withholding the portions of the videos showing officers rendering medical aid.”
Once the investigation is complete, the Solano County District Attorney’s Office will make their final determination. Any loss of life is a tragedy.The investigation is still in the early stages, however, the following is a summary of the events that unfolded on the night of the shooting. Officers gave the driver several commands to put his hands up. The driver did not comply and instead he quickly moved his hands downward for the firearm.”
Melissa Nold, an attorney for McCoy’s family says his ear was partly blown off during the shooting, and he was shot about 25 times.
His cousin, Levonte Cole, told KTVU:
‘Willie was a good person he didn’t deserve that. I have no words for Vallejo police. They’re supposed to protect and serve. They’re not supposed to shoot to kill.”