Pinal County sheriff’s shot and killed 40-year-old Manuel Longoria after a chase by county sheriff’s, the county sheriff’s chased and side swiped Manuel Longoria and he stepped out of his vehicle to surrender to county sheriff’s only to be met with bean bag shots, fearing for his safety while being shot with bean bag bullets by county sheriff’s Manuel Longoria paniced and turned towards his vehicle with intent to duck for cover and then thought better of it and decided instead to raise hands hands high to show he is not resisting and is surrendering!
It is at this point two live bullet rounds hit Manuel Longoria by a county sheriff officer that open fired on him, apparently raising ones hands high to surrender is not good enough for county sheriff’s and they just shoot the man twice in the back while his hands are raised high in surrender!
Manuel Longoria is not attempting to run, he stands by his car after being side-swiped by county sheriff’s and not resisting, and county sheriff’s open fire on him with bean bag riffles, anyone would panic after being fired on, who wouldn’t, and Manuel Longoria made the brief decision to dive into his vehicle only AFTER he was fired upon by county sheriff’s, but he thought better of it and instead just RAISED HIS HANDS HIGH IN SURRENDER showing everyone he is not resisting and is surrendering!
THAT’S the moment a county sheriff officer open fires with two bullets into Manuel Longoria causing his death, and those two shots were from Manuel Longoria’s back!
It is impossible to surrender to people that refuse to TAKE a surrender and instead open fire upon you, Manuel Longoria tries surrendering anyway and it got him killed, shot in the back!
Pinal County sheriff Paul Babeu approves his deputy’s use of deadly force stating,
“I believe even looking at it in those circumstances, if I was a patrol officer and I was forced in that same situation, I would likely have shot him before that deputy shot him.”
So county sheriff’s admit surrendering to them will only get you shot!
The official police statement read that he was shot because he attempted to reach for his gun, but no gun was found on Longoria or in the vehicle he was driving.