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

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 (50)
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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

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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

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Kcwall07
Kcwall07

So 2 wrongs do make a right. At the end of the day the cop lied, based on your logic the kid ran so he should be shot and for not Standing his ground he is a shit stain and his brother is a automatic loser. The cop lied so he must have done something wrong as well, and his partner is I guess a shit stain? I dont know this is your thought of reasoning

Libertarian
Libertarian

Are you arguing that running from police warrants shooting to stop him from fleeing? If so, the law needs to change, and your argument should reflect that the law needs to change. Until then, this is murder.

TmoneyHard
TmoneyHard

You run or be Killed.

Roki
Roki

Days the pussy wit no name or picture,you faggot ass.

Amc1993
Amc1993

I agree with what your saying for the most part but what I don't understand is how they shot him and he was dead but they still began to handcuff him. He's been shot, you don't move him you call an ambulance. I think the cops shot him for no reason at all but I agree that no one is perfect and we do need cops. I am not a cop hater and I support cops but this is flat out wrong.

jim-morriss
jim-morriss

Looks like you are killed either way.

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPfeR2ernkg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg4Mhw_D74s 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!

Jgreen09
Jgreen09

Not only do they kill us with no consequences. To rub it in our face more, the officer keeps his job and gets a raise.

J_L_Thornton
J_L_Thornton

5'4" and 109lbs, frightened and desperately running away, and the officer felt "threatened" enough to murder a child in broad daylight because he simply suspected him to be part of a gang.

Is this what America is now? Are we ok with police officers skipping trials and deciding who is guilty and deserves death? It would appear that it clearly IS what America is now as the department deemed the officer innocent of any wrong doing.

Why would the child be afraid of the police, you ask?

Watch the video and see for yourself. One officer just shoots a child in the back of the skull, and the next officer kicks his ragdoll limp body over and handcuffs him. They provided no aid, simply murdered a kid because they themselves had decided, WITHOUT A COURT OF LAW, that he was guilty and deserves death, and murdered a terrified kid that barely weighed a hundred pounds in broad daylight because THEY were supposedly frightened of HIM, and then LET HIM DIE instead of trying to assist at all.

And then the department deemed the officer did nothing wrong.

WHY OH WHY would any child be completely terrified of grown men that have that kind of deadly power and wield it with such disdain for life? Against a CHILD. How anyone could feel safe in Fresno now is beyond me.

It used to be that I didn't understand why people were afraid of police as all of my own experiences have been generally pleasant. But now I've seen way, way too much to ever see them the same way again. Oh, I'm sure they'll be nice to middle aged white lady me. But I'll never wonder why anyone else might freak out and run, or why entire communities may turn against officers and fear the people that are SUPPOSED to be protecting them.

This officer decided with no court, no judge, no jury of peers, no legal process at all, he decided this child was guilty of a murder and therefore created this high risk stop. He created this situation, and murdered this child. And after that, his peers deemed him innocent.

No. This needs a REAL day in court with citizens as a jury. They can watch that kid run away and get kicked over, seemingly lifeless, and STILL BE HANDCUFFED.

You know what broke my heart the most? I saw the video first. I assumed the child was dead instantly from how limp he was when the second officer kicked him over and handcuffed him.

To read and find out the child WAS STILL ALIVE and that some aid might have been rendered is completely horrifying and repugnant. He was shot and just flopped around like a piece of garbage by the men he was terrified of, clearly unable to move at all, that broke my heart and made me want to vomit.

And that's what a jury needs to see, so ACTUAL justice can take place and the power mad lunatic that murdered him can be taken off of the street and stripped of the power that he is clearly unfit to weild, and do his time for the murder he committed.

Biddog460
Biddog460

This is bullshit he shouldnt have ran away but thats why it shouldnt have happened he was going away from them with no threat and hadnt done anything to make them think he was dangerous l dont know about yall but were am from if someone is running away it means they are scared l think one of the reasons they shot him is because they arent in good enough shape to not only catch him but they cant properly do their job so they shouldnt have the position they have but they really shouldnt have their job for shooting a 16 year old boy in the back and knew it was a scared boy and then saying good shot because he knew he just killed a young boy i know there are violent kids out there but this kid posed no threat they should be fired and go to jail and never should they be able to own a gun again am not so sure if it was up to me the one who said good shot should get more time than the one who shot and killed the young boy it sounded like he was happy about it he should lose his job on those grounds alone he has no business walking around with a gun or badge

Idontneedone
Idontneedone

Wowzers. Killed a 104lb child. FOR?

Whats_N_A_Name
Whats_N_A_Name

This sickens me to no end and it's not just California, it's LEO in general. Yes, one and in this case two bad apples spoil the bunch, they are all rotten to the core when they get a pass on this. I pray to God this never happens to any of my kids, I won't be going through the courts system to get my justice if it does. It's not like you have to be guilty of anything to be killed by a cop these days, bunch of trigger happy cowards.

Libertarian
Libertarian

Holy shit.