A security camera video of a San Diego police officer shooting and killing an unarmed man released Tuesday shows the man crossing an alley toward the officer’s patrol car, then the officer firing a single shot and the man falling to the ground.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis showed the video at a news conference and released copies of the video to the media. She also showed other videos and still frames, including footage from a responding officer’s body worn camera.
Fridoon Rawshan Nehad, 42, was shot and killed on April 30 by San Diego police officer Neal Browder outside Hi-Lite Bookstore, an adult bookstore in the Midway District. While a 911 call reported a man near the bookstore was threatening people with a knife, Nehad was not armed. He was carrying a pen, which Browder mistook as a knife.
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U.S. District Judge William Hayes ruled Wednesday morning that the family of Fridoon Rawshan Nehad, who was fatally shot by a San Diego police officer, can release to the public a security camera video that captured the incident on April 30.