WATCH: California Cops Shoot Unarmed 16-year-old Boy in Back of Head

Carlos Miller

The video was released today as part of a civil suit that is preparing to head to trial.

Surveillance video showing a Fresno police officer shooting an unarmed 16-year-old boy in the back of the head was released today, contradicting the initial police narrative that the cop was in fear for his life because the teen had been reaching for his waistband while making eye contact with him.

The video shows Isaiah Murrietta scaling a fence into an enclosed yard of a daycare center as a cop chasing him tries to do the same.

However, a second cop, Fresno Police Sergeant Ray Villalvazo, can be seen crouching down on the other side of the fence, firing a single round into the back of the teen's head.

The incident took place on April 17, 2017 after Fresno police pulled over a car that Murrietta was riding in and forced him and other teens to do the whole "officer safety" routine, ordering them to walk backwards towards them with their hands on their head.

The family says Murrietta ran because he was afraid of Fresno police. The cops ended the chase within seconds with a single gunshot wound to the back of his head.

Police are claiming that Murrietta and his brother are suspects in a murder that took place the prior day but two years later, they have not even connected a murder weapon to the brothers.

According to the Fresno Bee:

Former Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said back in March 2018 that an internal police investigation determined that “Sgt. Villalvazo’s actions were within department policy,” and that the shooting was justified because the teen was wanted for the murder of 19-year-old Eugenio Ybarra, who died a day prior to the Murrietta-Golding shooting.

Dyer also said then that Murrietta-Golding “reached into his waistband several times,” including when he looked back at Sgt. Villalvazo the moment just before he was shot.

“Fearing he was about to be shot, Sgt. Villalvazo fired one round, striking Murrietta-Golding,” Dyer said.

(Family attorney Stuart) Chandler disagrees with the former chief.

“There absolutely is no way the officer’s life was in danger,” Chandler said. “He was running away and he was trying to hold up his pants.

“And for the chief to make a comment that it was justified to shoot Isiah because he was considered a possible suspect, it’s not the place of the police to make that determination and without a trial.

“You can’t do that in America.”

An internal investigation cleared Villalvazo with any wrongdoing. He has since been promoted. The civil trial is scheduled for October 2020.

Read the lawsuit here.

Comments (68)
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Hilter
Hilter

Be sure and handcuff the corpse, Gestapo! Zombies you know! HOW do these people live with themselves? That cop took that kid down like a professional hit. Cops = BAD NEWS, always, instant death at the end of a cops gun...I find this horrifying and disgusting!

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Swansongmusic
Swansongmusic

I am wondering if police officers are trained so badly that they are scared if they shoot in the feet they may not be accurate enough. Why are they not being trained just to disable the person? Who gave them the right to think that they are Gods? Then they come Home and their children think that their dad killed the “criminal“. 16 year old criminal, yeah, right. Why don’t they use their power against real criminal people that are involved in drug trafficking, human trafficking? Anybody can be brave against 16 years old boy and you don’t need to have a gun for it

GregoryThomas
GregoryThomas

“Sgt. Villalvazo’s actions were within department policy,”

So it is 'departmental policy' to shoot children in the back of their heads while they are running away?
Please show me that in the department policy handbook...I want to see where that is written.

Bill Vapes
Bill Vapes

How is this pig not charged with murder?

Brousarrd79
Brousarrd79

It's crazy how there was nothing mentioned about race because it was a black cop shooting a white 16 yr old kid .. I don't wanna hear shit about white privilege anymore! How could he be wanted for murder with no evidence? It doesn't even matter to me ... Fact is they are sweeping the race factor under the rug because if shoe was on the other foot .. well shit just look at the past few decades ..

Murphychris402090
Murphychris402090

Arm them train them and tell them they will be cleared of any wrong doing these men and women of law enforcement are no longer peace officers but enemy combatants on Ben FRANKLIN warned of a standing army he aslo famously said those who would sacrifice essential liberties for security deserve neither its time for the tree of liberty to be repainted with new blood of patriots and tyrants wake up it's not to late too start fighting back an yes we are at war that war is being waged against the american people on a daily basis the rich get richer and the poor or working class have to worry about being gunned down by the ones wo are supposed to protect and serve wake up befote it is too late

TmoneyHard
TmoneyHard

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TmoneyHard
TmoneyHard

Cop Cold Killing. We Need Change to enact it. This has to do with the control of natural resources. Now, even people are considered a commodity, through human trafficking, organ harvesting, etc. I think, that’s part of the reason, we’re seeing all of these fires, etc. in Calif. Large swaths, of desirable land; possible water and mineral rights? You can’t tell me, the home of technology, can’t find an answer to these fires and planned blackouts. Where there is a will, there’s a way. Fundraisingcup.org Ministry

PCB
PCB

Heres one way to look at it. The so wholesome victim. Yes, him and his brother were suspects in a murder. The police pulled over the suspects. If not guilty, you stand your ground. The punk ran. Why do you people keep slamming the cops? The kid and his loser brother are the scum who keep ruining our streets. You cop haters wouldn t last a minute as crime fighters. Are the cops perfect? Are you perfect? ..... Without the cops, these shit stains will turn the streets into what, Mexico? Is this what you losers want? ...... The loser kid . Who WAS present when a murder happened, shouldn t have run. Remember he was present when someone was gunned down. Why wouldn t you assume this thug was armed? ...... I am not a cop, nor do I think they re boy scouts all the time, but you dough heads need to quit defending these poor fools who keep running, or dont know how to put their frigging hands up. You do understand what that means? We caught you moron. Put your hands UP. Anything else constitutes, its you or me. Stop hating on cops just so the losers you associate with dont turn on you..... Peace out

YourGod
YourGod

The little turd was running from the police, because he was afraid of them, 16 years old, and he was afraid of the police! But, he wasn’t afraid enough to not be able to pull up his pants and run, he need to pull up his pants just enough to look cool while he ran away

lilydivine
lilydivine

repugnant self righteous, they have always assumed they are above the law. we as americans have to take a stand why are there no protests against this travesty of injustice..plain simple murder

Fascist Slayer
Fascist Slayer

Americunt, Amerifuck is a stinking rotting fuck hole, filled with rotting cunt. Americunt's LOVE this shit. If you see this article on other new's sources all the comments are in favor of the cops executing people in this manner. I guess this comes from all the hero cop worship that is broadcast across Amerifuck's airwaves on a daily basis. So fuck Americunt, you get two demon shows today, a fuck me and a lick me, you deserve it, you fucking Cunt.


And read the comments on this.

Tatoo49
Tatoo49

I Hate Fucking Cops. They are the largest criminal organization in America that has consistently been given free rein to murder citizens. They have always made living in America a dangerous game. They are not, nor should they ever be confused with people that keep the peace. They are murders, rapists, thieves, liars and overall chicken-shit scared children that are allowed to have guns. We have no need for them. Really! What do cops do that is useful? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. For every cop that feels threatened, 10 civilians are killed or beaten out of irrational fear and hate. How long will we put up with this crap? America. What a bad joke of a country.

supervisionrequired
supervisionrequired

California has past a law against this sort of thing! too bad it wasn't done before this illegal MURDER! that punk POS would be in prison then!