Officer Shoots And Kills Man, Witnesses Say Man Shot In Back - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Officer Shoots And Kills Man, Witnesses Say Man Shot In Back

Posted:
PIXLEY, Calif. (KMPH) -

Was an officer-involved shooting in Pixley, which took the life of a 32-year-old man, justified?

Tulare County investigators release new information about the events, leading up to it.

It's a shooting that left 32-year-old Cecil Elkins dead.

It took place Tuesday night outside a Pixley mini-mart, about 64 miles south of Fresno.

Surveillance video from the mini mart shows the 32-year-old jumping out of a car and running from officers.

Another camera then catches Elkins running behind the Prince Mini Mart in Pixley.

Seconds later, he was shot and killed.

Manager of the mini mart Beant Pal says, "I go outside and check and they say someone's been shot."

Reporter asks, "How many shots did you hear?"

Beant says, "I think 3 of them."

Cecil Elkins brother, Dennis Elkins says, "He basically gave up, and told them don't shoot and ended up getting shot; 8 times were fired at him and 5 hit him in the back."

Tulare County Sheriff investigators say Elkins, known as "tiger" on the street, was wanted for 2 counts of attempted murder.

Deputies spotted him and say just prior to this video, Elkins intentionally rammed a patrol car.

Deputies add after Elkins ran, he tried to hit another officer with his fist, forcing officers to fire.

Meanwhile, family members of the 32-year-old say they are conducting their own investigation and claim several witnesses told them Elkins had his hands in the air, when he was shot.

Tulare County deputies say the officer-involved shooting is still under investigation.

The CHP officer who fired his weapon, is a 9-year veteran, and has been placed on administrative leave.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Motorcyclist Killed In Overnight Crash In Selma

    Motorcyclist Killed In Overnight Crash In Selma

    One person is dead and another is in the hospital after two motorcycles crashed in Selma. This happened just before 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning near the intersection of Nebraska and De Wolf.More >>
    One person is dead and another is in the hospital after two motorcycles crashed in Selma. This happened just before 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning near the intersection of Nebraska and De Wolf.More >>
  • Shooting In Southeast Fresno; Man In Critical Condition

    Shooting In Southeast Fresno; Man In Critical Condition

    Fresno police are now investigating a shooting in Southeast Fresno.More >>
    Fresno police are now investigating a shooting in Southeast Fresno.More >>
  • Low Carb VS Low Fat - One Better For The Heart

    Low Carb VS Low Fat - One Better For The Heart

    If you are trying to lose weight right now, a new study shows a low–carb diet may be one of the best options.The study found it is better than a low–fat diet when it comes to weight loss and heart disease prevention.People on a low carb diet lost an average of 12 pounds over the course of a year. Those on a low–fat diet lost about four pounds.In recent years, doctors avoided recommending a low carb diet, because it was seen as being bad for the heart. This study contradicts that belief.More >>
    If you are trying to lose weight right now, a new study shows a low–carb diet may be one of the best options.The study found it is better than a low–fat diet when it comes to weight loss and heart disease prevention.People on a low carb diet lost an average of 12 pounds over the course of a year. Those on a low–fat diet lost about four pounds.In recent years, doctors avoided recommending a low carb diet, because it was seen as being bad for the heart. This study contradicts that belief.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.