Bodycam shows a robbery suspect armed with a brick being fatally shot by an El Centro officer
A robbery suspect identified as Elizandro Vargas has tragically died in an El Centro police shooting by the 1900 block of Ocotillo Drive.
Imperial County officials are saying that the incident began around 6:09 a.m. on Thursday. El Centro police officers got a call after a theft at a business on South Imperial Avenue.
A witness followed the suspect, who was later identified as Elizandro Vargas. He was allegedly holding a brick when he encountered police officers.
Officers ordered the suspect to drop the brick before opening fire. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the suspect.
Elizandro Vargas was taken to the ECRMC where he died around 8:00 a.m. that same morning. The shooting is currently being investigated by the California Attorney General as required under AB 1506.
Pursuant to the statute, there must be an investigation by the California AG anytime California law enforcement kills an unarmed person.