Watsonville Police Identify Man Killed by Officers

Watsonville Police Identify Man Killed by Officers

The Watsonville Police Department held a press conference Monday to identify the man who was shot and killed Saturday night during a confrontation with police. The department also provided some more details about the incident.Alejandro Fernandez

The man was 45-year-old Alejandro Fernandez and was known to police. He was suspected of a series of armed robberies on the levee. When police tried to arrest him, he fired a sawed-off shotgun and hit a policeman as he turned his back to the blast.

The department provided photos of the shotgun, the ammunition Fernandez was carrying and the bullet-proof vest that saved the officer’s life.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel has the complete story here.Shotgun 1

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