CA: Bakersfield cop murders unarmed 73-year-old dementia victim

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December 13, 2016
Los Angeles Times    
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"An unarmed 73-year-old man whose family said was in the initial stages of dementia was shot and killed early Monday by a Bakersfield police officer, authorities said. Police responded about 12:30 a.m. to a report of a man brandishing a handgun .... When police arrived, a witness pointed to a man in the driveway of a residence. An officer fired several rounds at the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The Kern County coroner's office identified the man as Francisco Serna. A retired father of five children, Serna lived on the block where the shooting occurred, his son, Rogelio Serna, told The Times. Police said the call was prompted by a report of a man with a firearm, but investigators canvassed the area after the shooting and did not recover a gun, Carruesco said." (12/12/16)  

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